HC Deb 14 July 1982 vol 27 c415W
32. Mr. Moate

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the current financial position of the Port of London Authority.

Mr. Eyre

The PLA s continuing to press ahead with the cost-cutting and other measures needed to enable it to meet the Government's firm requirement for it to break even in 1983. My right hon. Friend will be reviewing the authority's progress towards meeting this remit in the autumn. In the meantime, in the light of the Budget and action plan prepared by the authority, and the success of the recent severance scheme for registered dock workers, the Government will continue providing assistance under the Ports (Financial Assistance) Act 1981.