HC Deb 26 November 1945 vol 416 c885
45. Wing- Commander Robinson

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the Government's intention not to nationalize the shipping industry and of its desire that this industry should play a full part in the effort towards national recovery, it is proposed to end the administrative control of the Ministry of War Transport over this industry.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that the questions involved are receiving careful consideration, and my right hon. Friend the Minister of War Transport will be making a statement on this subject before long.

Wing-Commander Robinson

Will the Prime Minister bear in mind that private enterprise is given no chance of development while the Ministry of War Transport is running the whole business?

The Prime Minister

I think not