HC Deb 11 November 1936 vol 317 c863
58. Mr. De la BERE

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the steps that are being taken to establish a monopoly control throughout the ports of this country in like manner to that which the railway companies are endeavouring to establish regarding the roads; and whether this attempt to stifle all private enterprise will be resisted by the Ministry?


I am not aware of any such attempts.

Mr. De la BERE

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that within 10 miles of the House of Commons there is a place where negotiations have been considered for registration and licensing of various private enterprises?


I have no doubt that that would be true if my hon. Friend said it, but I do not quite see the relevance of it to this question. If I can assist him and he will communicate with me, I shall be obliged.