HC Deb 25 January 1989 vol 145 c573W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the collision of a river craft with Battersea bridge on 19 January; and what steps he will be bringing forward to improve river safety and navigation on the Thames.

Mr. Portillo

This incident is being investigated by a marine surveyor from the Department as well as by the Port of London Authority. The surveyor will be concerned to establish the causes and to see whether the circumstances point to any steps which can be taken to avoid a recurrence.