HC Deb 09 July 1958 vol 591 c33W
66. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is aware that ships are kept waiting at Hull while Immingham docks are idle, and that Immingham and Grimsby dockers have to travel to Hull for work; and if he will make a statement on what he proposes to do to divert more shipping to Immingham.

Mr. Neave

The choice of ports is a matter to be determined by shippers and shipowners on commercial grounds, and it is not for me to seek to influence the flow of traffic as between one port and another; nor have I any powers to do so.

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