HC Deb 20 March 1941 vol 370 cc268-9
50. Mr. Denville

asked the Minister of Transport whether, with a view to removing congestion in certain of our ports, he will consider the amount of accommodation and labour available in New-castle-on-Tyne?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Mr. Montague)

I am fully alive to the facilities available on the Tyne, but my hon. Friend will realise that there are many considerations involved

Mr. J. J. Davidson

Has the Ministry any specific information where private agreements—for instance, private railway agreements—interfere with the smooth working of these docks, and, if so, are they taking any specific action?

Mr. Montague

That is quite another question, and perhaps my hon. Friend will put it upon the Paper.