§ 43. Mr. A. Herbert
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the deficiency in piers and landing stages in the Port of London; that there is one pier only between Lambeth and Kew, a distance of more than 11 miles; none between Westminster and the Tower and none between Woolwich and Gravesend, a distance of 17 miles; whether he is aware that by this deficiency the emergency transport services of the port are likely to be much hampered, especially at low states of the tide; and will he call the various authorities concerned into consultation about it?
§ Mr. Burgin
No, Sir. I am not aware that there is any deficiency of piers and landing stages in the Port of London, or that the emergency transport services of the port are likely to be hampered by lack of further piers and landing stages.
§ Mr. Macquisten
Is the Minister aware that there is a greater demand for piers in the Highlands than in this wealthy Port of London?