HC Deb 16 July 1965 vol 716 cc131-2W
Mr. Carol Johnson

asked the Minister of Transport, whether, in view of the reference in paragraph 176 of the Board's annual report for 1964, the British Waterways Board have put forward an additional proposal under Section 13 (4) of the Transport Act, 1962 to enable the Board to manufacture compartment boats; and whether he has approved it.

Mr. Tom Fraser

Yes. It is, of course, my intention that the nationalised transport boards should not be restricted in their use of their resources and I have, therefore, approved a proposal by the Board for this extension of their manufacturing activities.

The proposal is as follows: