§ 25. Mr. HAYDN JONES (for Sir ROBERT THOMAS)
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the last Report of the Severn Commission indicates that the navigation of that river is in a serious position and that the income received is only barely sufficient to meet operating expenses, and there is danger of the river becoming derelict; and will he consider making a grant for reconditioning and extension work?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
I am aware of the difficulties which the Severn Commissioners have been experiencing, but I regret that there are no funds at my disposal from which I could make a grant for the purposes of the navigation.