HC Deb 06 May 1929 vol 227 c1945
30. Mr. ATTLEE

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that a towage of barges named "Portsmouth," "Tyne-mouth," "Grazemouth," and "Pacific," laden with motor spirit, were on the night of 27th March towed up the River Thames to Fulham during prohibited hours, men who refused to take the barges up during prohibited hours being dismissed without pay; and that these barges were boarded by the police; and what action his Department proposes to take in view of these breaches of the law?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

I have been asked to reply. I have no information with regard to this case, but I am asking the Port of London Authority for a report and will inform the hon. and gallant Member in due course of the result of my inquiry.