HC Deb 05 December 1979 vol 975 cc192-3W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Prime Minister if that part of the recent speech of the Minister of Transport to the Chartered Institute of Transport relating to sea-going inland craft represents the policy of Her Majesty's Government.

The Prime Minister

Yes. We hope that the private sector will now come forward with its ideas about how trade between our estuarial waters and the continental inland waterways might be developed.