§ Mr. Blenkinsop
asked the Minister of Transport whether she will consider making a grant towards the capital cost of replacing the present vessel which provides a ferry service between North and South Shields with a more modern and efficient vessel for pedestrians.
§ Mr. Carmichael
It is in the first place for the operators and local authorities concerned to consider what kind of ferry service is needed in the future and what the legal and financial implications might be. No question of an Exchequer grant arises at this stage.