§ Mr. Tomlinson
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the inconvenience caused to workpeople and transport by the closing of the Barton Bridge; and will he take action to minimise the effect of traffic along the Manchester Ship Canal by regulating the passage of ships within certain hours?
§ Mr. Burgin
Some inconvenience is, I fear, inevitable but the Ship Canal Company assure me that they are making every effort to minimise this inconvenience. I have no power to regulate the passage of ships.