§ Mrs Chalker
Ferries are generally owned or operated by local authorities, harbour undertakings or private operators, but fares on the following four ferry services must be approved by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport:
- Blyth—Cambois in Northumberland
- Bournemouth—Swanage in Dorset
- Dartmouth—Kingswear (Higher Ferry) in Devon
- Renfrew Ferry across the River Clyde
Certain ferries may not be closed without the consent of the Secretary of State, and under section 2 of the Ferries 549W (Acquisition by Local Authorities) Act 1919 he is the confirming authority for regulations regarding the working of ferries acquired by local authorities under that Act.