HC Deb 07 August 1972 vol 842 c244W
Mr. Mason

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy regarding the development of the coastal trade traffic in British vessels, especially on the cross-Channel trades.

Mr. Onslow

British vessels carry a substantial proportion of coastal and cross-Channel traffic and I see no grounds for Government intervention to promote further development of these services by the operators concerned.