HC Deb 18 May 1960 vol 623 c1272
32. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Transport what steps he has taken, or proposes to take, in conjunction with Aberdeen Harbour Commissioners, to remedy the defects in the pontoon docks at Aberdeen Harbour.

Mr. Hay

The Harbour Commissioners agreed at a meeting with us on 5th November, 1959, to bring all the local interests together to study the problem of the pontoon docks. This they have done and a report is now being prepared.

Mr. Hughes

A working party has been engaged on this problem for several months past. Will the hon. Gentleman say what steps he is taking, in conjunction with other Ministries, to provide the finance necessary for the job they are trying to undertake?

Mr. Hay

I think it better to await the report I have referred to in my original Answer. The working party has been at work for some time, as the hon. and learned Gentleman says, but we should like to be able to carry local interests with us in all this, and I think it better to wait for the report before we decide what to do.

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