HC Deb 23 November 1938 vol 341 c1790W
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.