HC Deb 09 September 1941 vol 374 c33
59. Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the increase of 60 per cent, in the Mersey Dock and Harbour Board's town dues and dock rates from 2nd July has increased the cost of Government purchases coming through that port; and by what percentage?

Sir K. Wood

The increased cost cannot be accurately ascertained but it is very slight.