HC Deb 28 May 1941 vol 371 c1866W
Sir G. Gibson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he has now received the report of Mr. Frank Pick on the traffic which can be conveyed by canals; why the information sought by Mr. Pick was not available at the Ministry; why it was necessary to employ Mr. Pick to collect information which should have been in the possession of the Ministry and whether he proposes to publish the report; and what action he proposes to make greater use of canals and inland waterways for the conveyance of traffic?

Colonel Llewellin

We have now received Mr. Frank Pick's Report. It is not our intention to publish it. Mr. Pick was not appointed to collect information but to suggest ways and means of making better use of the canals. In regard to the last part of my hon. Friend's Question some steps have already been taken, but it is as yet too early to say what further steps we may take in the light of the Report.