HC Deb 10 March 1965 vol 708 cc412-3
31. Mr. Iremonger

asked the Minister of Transport what reply he is making to the Ilford and District Manufacturers Transport Group in connection with its letter to him of 3rd February complaining of hauliers' difficulties with delays in the docks as a result of which the group's export scheme is threatened.

Mr. Swingler

I have nothing to add to my right hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Ilford, South (Mr. Cooper) on 24th February.

Mr. Iremonger

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this is not good enough? If we are going to bandy words about dynamism, this is a real example of dynamism by private enterprise in promoting exports. Will the hon. Gentleman, first, have consultations with his right hon. Friend about the labour delays in the docks, and, secondly, will he get his skates on?

Mr. Swingler

I am surprised that the hon. Gentleman does not know that the position has eased considerably since the time about which he is speaking, and that several steps have been taken to deal with the situation. The hon. Gentleman may be aware that a meeting has been arranged between this group and the Port of London Authority for 25th March. It would, therefore, be unwise for me to say anything further.