HC Deb 18 June 1958 vol 589 c1095
10. Mr. Donnelly

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is yet in a position to make a statement regarding the Milford Haven Conservancy Authority.

Mr. Watkinson

I am glad to inform the House that Lord Dynevor has accepted my invitation to be the first Chairman of the Board. Consultations are in progress about the other appointments to the Board.

Mr. Donnelly

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, because of the importance of this Authority in my constituency, we hope that Lord Dynevor will have a successful term of office? May I ask him for an assurance that the present difficulties that have arisen between the Crown Estates Commissioners and the proposed developers will in no circumstances be allowed to impede the development of Milford Haven?

Mr. Watkinson

On the first part of that supplementary question, I am very grateful to Lord Dynevor, and I think that the hon. Member and the whole House will wish him well in starting this great new port authority. As to the second part of the supplementary question, I am very hopeful now that a satisfactory arrangement will be reached over this very difficult question which will be quite satisfactory to the petrol companies and will allow the work to go forward.