HC Deb 11 July 1968 vol 768 cc117-8W
30. Mr. Dobson

asked the Minister of Transport what advice he has received from outside bodies about the Bristol West Dock Scheme.

Mr. Swingler

As is now well known, the National Ports Council and the South West Economic Planning Council advised that my right hon. Friend should authorise the project. The Chamber of Shipping and the leading container consortia held out no prospect of shipowners making substantial use of the new facilities, particularly for container traffic. Representations were also received for and against the project, from a number of hon. Members and various organisations.

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