Mr. Creech Jones
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in their conversations with him, the representatives of the railway companies indicated that they wish to maintain the existing voluntary agreement between the railway companies and the coastwise liner companies on the subject of rate control and that they would support the extension of this agreement to the road-haulage and canal companies, as recommended in the report of the Transport Advisory Council presented in July of this year?
§ Mr. Burgin
No, Sir. The matters mentioned in the question, which as the hon. Member indicates, have already been the subject of recommendations by the Transport Advisory Council, will doubtless be taken into account by the council in their consideration of the railway companies' proposals.