HC Deb 03 March 1965 vol 707 cc243-4W
Mr. Alison

asked the Minister of Transport how great has been the increase in the volume of merchandise traffic using the port of Hull in the last five years; and how this increase compares with the growth of traffic in other major British ports in the same period.

Mr. Tom Fraser

The volume of traffic passing through the British Transport Docks Board facilities at Hull increased by 25 per cent. from 8.2 million tons in 1960 to 10.2 million tons in 1964.

The annual report of the Port of London Authority states that in the five years ended 31st March, 1964, traffic increased by 7 per cent. from 57.1 million tons to 61.3 million tons.