§ Major ENTWISTLE
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that his policy in discontinuing control of the canals and waterways of this country is causing much concern, and many independently-owned canals will be compelled to close down on 31st August; and if he will consider the advisability of retaining control until the Report of the Com- 432W mittee on Canals and Waterways is received?
§ Mr. NEAL
The hon. and gallant Member is, I think, under a misapprehension. The Minister is taking possession under Section 3 of the Ministry of Transport Act, 1919, of such canal undertakings as make the necessary application. The fears expressed in the question have, I believe, been removed by the answers already given, including the one to my hon. and gallant Friend yesterday.