HC Deb 11 April 1949 vol 463 c224W
59. Mr. McGovern

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the ships sailing from Dublin to Glasgow have to discharge cattle at Merkland Wharf and that passengers are held up for three hours and frequently are only able to land about 1.30 p.m., whereas on the journey from Glasgow to Dublin they may land at 9 a.m.; and when improved port facilities and a modern passenger steamer may he expected on this journey.

Mr. Callaghan

I understand that there is delay varying between half-an-hour and two hours according to the number of cattle to be unloaded, but that to avoid this, arrangements are likely to be made in the near future for the Customs examination to be made at Merkland Quay. The shipping company say they have no immediate plans for new ships.