HC Deb 09 July 1924 vol 175 c2283W

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the rejection by the Committee in another place of the West Thurrock Wharf and Railways Bill, he will press the Port of London Authority to proceed forthwith with their original scheme of deep-water dock extension at Tilbury?


I am not prepared to dispute with the Port of London Authority the propriety of their decision not to proceed at present with their original scheme for the construction of a deep water dock at Tilbury. Their decision was arrived at after prolonged consideration of all the circumstances of the case, and, according to my information, was not based on the assumption that the Bill to which my hon. Friend refers would be approved by Parliament.