HC Deb 11 February 1946 vol 419 c5W
Mr. P. Freeman

asked the Minister of War Transport whether in view of the congestion at the London docks, he will direct a proportion of the vessels to South Wales ports, which are at present almost idle.

Mr. Barnes

Except in the event of serious congestion, which I am advised is not at present the case in the Port of London, I should not be justified in imposing on exporters and importers the expense and inconvenience which results from the diversion of ships from their most economical ports of loading or discharge.

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