§ Mr. Ellis
asked the Minister of Transport (1) how many applications for employer's licences under the Docks and Harbours Act have so far been received by Bristol Corporation; and what recommendations she has received on this matter from Bristol Corporation;
(2) how many employer's licences under the Docks and Harbours Act have been applied for under the heading of the specialised nature of the work performed in Bristol.
§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Minister of Transport how many applications for employers' licences under the Docks and Harbours Act have so far been received by the British Transport Commission in the port of Hull; and what recommendations she has received from the Commission on this matter.
§ Mr. Swingler
Applications for employers' licences are made to and determined by the licensing authority of the port concerned; copies are available for inspection at the principal office of each authority. My right hon. Friend is involved only if an appeal or objection is222W made to her against a decision of the licensing authority. At no stage does a licensing authority make recommendations to her.