§ Mr. AYLES
asked the Minister of Transport if he has considered the advisability of the development of the canal system between Birmingham and Sharpness in order to facilitate the transport of goods between the Midlands and the Bristol Channel and whether such a work will be included in the development schemes for the relief of unemployment?
§ Mr. GOSLING
The possibility of improving water communication between Birmingham and Sharpness is at present under the consideration of the City of Birmingham and other local and canal authorities affected, with whom a decision in the matter primarily rests. A committee appointed by the Birmingham Council have recently been examining the 1565W whole question with care, but their inquiries are not yet complete and it is not likely that any definite scheme will be ready to be put in hand in connection with the present plans for the relief of unemployment.