HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 c123W
133. Mr. Elwyn Jones

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will ensure that no canals are abandoned before full enquiry into the position of canals by the proposed Transport Commission.

Mr. Barnes

I have now before me two applications for authority to abandon lengths of canal under the provisions of Section 45 of the Railway and Canal Traffic Act, 1888. While I could not delay my decision on these and any other applications made in the near future, I shall certainly have regard to the importance of the canals concerned in relation to the system of public inland transport contemplated in the Transport Bill.

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