HC Deb 22 October 1953 vol 518 c2142
33. Mr. M. Lindsay

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the delays being experienced by British manufacturers in obtaining shipping facilities to East Africa; and whether he will assist them.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

Yes, Sir. The difficulty is the capacity of the port of Mombasa, which is being enlarged; the full benefit of this should be felt next year.

Mr. Lindsay

Can my right hon. Friend tell the House to what extent these alterations to the port will increase capacity?

Mr. Thorneycroft

Perhaps my hon. Friend will put that question down.