§ 23. Mr. Warbey
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is now in possession of a copy of the Report of the Rusholme Committee on Canals; and whether he will state the policy of the Government on this matter.
§ 60. Sir F. Medlicott
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he has now considered the Rusholme Report on inland waterways; and if he is now able to state the policy of the Government in relation to the future of inland waterways in this country.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
I have received a copy of the Report of the Rusholme Committee on Canals and am considering it. I am not yet in a position to make a statement.
§ Mr. Warbey
Will the right hon. Gentleman procure further copies of the Report and make them available to hon. Members in the Library so that we can all have an opportunity of considering the potentialities of the canals alongside 1888 the plans for the modernisation of other forms of transport?
§ Mr. Boyd - Carpenter
This is a Report to the British Transport Commission. I understand from the Commission that it contemplates publishing it when it can be printed, and I think there will be no difficulty in hon. Members obtaining copies. Whether strictly I can place it in the Library, as it is not an official document, I am not sure.