Sir J. D. REES
asked the Minister of Transport whether it is proposed to put into immediate operation the Trent Navigation Act of 1916 in view of the importance of the improvement of the waterway service between Nottingham and Newark in, and beyond, the Eastern Midlands?
§ Mr. NEAL
The position with regard to the Trent Navigation Act of 1915 was fully discussed with the deputation of the Trent Navigation and the Nottingham Corporation which visited the Ministry on August 11th. The deputation urged that the putting into operation of the Act of 1915 depended upon Government financial1360W assistance and the Ministry made it clear that nothing could be decided on an application for financial assistance in a particular case until the Minister has received the Report of the Committee on Inland Waterways which is now reviewing the present position of canals in this country and will make recommendations to the Minister as to the future.