HC Deb 27 May 1968 vol 765 c171W
61. Mr. Philip Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Transport what tonnage of goods was transported on the inland waterways and canals of Great Britain during the calendar year 1967.

Mr. Bob Brown

The total freight traffic conveyed on the nationalised inland waterways during 1967 was 7,106,000 tons. Over 90 per cent. of this was carried on the 340 miles of the system which are classified as commercial waterways in the Transport Bill. We have no figures available of the tonnage carried on the independent inland waterways.