HC Deb 14 July 1969 vol 787 c33
48. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a statement on the progress made in licensing port employers under the Docks and Harbours Act, 1966, in the port of Aberdeen.

Mr. Carmichael

My right hon. Friend's decision had been held up to allow the various fishing interests to find a solution to the purely local problem of the berthing arrangements for fishing vessels. In view of the delay that has occurred, however, he is considering what can best be done to facilitate an early decision.

Mr. Hughes

Does the Minister realise that the problem is not only local but is of importance to Britain's export trade, and will he look into it again with a view to seeing that the matter is rectified?

Mr. Carmichael