HC Deb 12 May 1983 vol 42 c437W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Transport by how much he intends to reduce Mersey Docks and Harbour Company's debt to the Government under the terms of the Ports (Reduction of Debt) Act 1983.

Mr. David Howell

In the light of the further detailed work carried out by my consultant accountants, Messrs Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, and after discussions with the company, I have decided to write off loans for which the outstanding principal amounted to £30 million at 1 January this year.