HC Deb 30 November 1938 vol 342 c429W
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.