HC Deb 03 March 1921 vol 138 c2039W
Major GLYN

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that two vessels from Scandinavia, holding 822 and 825 tons of pit props, respectively, were diverted from discharging their cargo at South Alloa and put into Grangemouth; whether the cause of this deflection was the shallow channel of the river which badly requires dredging; whether the Board of Trade will make representations to the Ministry of Transport, since the Ministry of Shipping is unable any longer to deal with such matters, or whether the reason was caused by the rail transit facilities being considered more convenient at Grangemouth; and, if so, why the trade of South Alloa is to suffer, thereby involving considerable increase in local unemployment?


I will make inquiries and communicate the result to the hon. and gallant Member.