HC Deb 25 January 1972 vol 829 c392W
Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for the environment what consideration is being given to enlarging important waterways in Great Britain to the standards now used, or now under consideration, on the Continent of Europe.

Mr. Peyton

Studies that have been made of the development of inland waterways for commercial purposes in Great Britain have not shown any case on either economic or social grounds.