HC Deb 22 February 1939 vol 344 c394W
Mr. Edwards

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the danger of destruction of essential food supplies and shipping, he will take steps to stop the further extension of London docks, proposed by the Port of London Authority to spend many millions of pounds, and to use the money for the proper development of dock facilities on other rivers more suitably located?

Mr. Burgin

No, Sir. The policy of the Port of London Authority in regard to the extension of the London docks is a matter solely within the discretion of that body.