HC Deb 15 February 1938 vol 331 cc1677-8
10. Mr. Robert Gibson

asked the President of the Board of Trade when last he had a report on the accommodation at Greenock for tourists landing from trans-Atlantic liners while they await attention from Government officials, in accordance with the law; and what proposals he has to make for the modernising of the accommodation, in view of the demands that will be made on it arising out of the Empire Exhibition at Glasgow during the ensuing summer?

The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Oliver Stanley)

I have had no report on this subject, but I understand that, following certain complaints, the interests concerned have been able to make improvements in the arrangements at Greenock, and that since these improvements were made there have been no further complaints.

Mr. Gibson

Is the right hon. Gentle man keeping in mind that Greenock is the first and principal port of call for liners coming from Canada to this country, and will he consider representations that Greenock should have an appropriate landing stage?

Mr. Stanley

I do not quite know what "an appropriate landing stage" is, but a number of improvements have been made, and I understand there is no complaint.