HC Deb 17 July 1989 vol 157 c17W
Mr. David Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects a decision to be made by the European Commission on the proposal by the port of Liverpool to construct a river terminal for Irish sea traffic; when the application was lodged; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Portillo

The port's application for a grant from the European regional development fund was lodged with the Commission on 1 December 1988. I have no information as to when the Commission will reach a decision.