§ 42. Mr. O'Halloran
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he is satisfied with the progress made towards achieving the objective of moving as much traffic as possible from road to rail and water.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
I am satisfied with the progress made towards the objective, as set out in the White Paper on transport policy. The section 8 grant scheme is achieving a significant and steadily growing transfer of freight from road to rail. Traffic on inland waterways is primarily a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment.