§ Commander Marsden
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the continually increasing loss to coastal shipping of long distance goods traffic; and whether he will, when considering the railways, bear in mind the claims of coastal shipping to a fair share of this traffic?
§ Mr. Burgin
Questions arising in relation to coastal shipping are matters for my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade. I can, however, assure my hon. and gallant Friend that consideration would be given to the effect on coastal shipping of any action which the Government might contemplate in connection with railways.