HC Deb 12 February 1990 vol 167 c101W
23. Mr. O'Brien

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to increase freight transport by the waterways to ease the demand by heavy goods transport on the roads; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins

It is for customers to choose the mode of transport best suited to their needs. The role of Government is to ensure that fair conditions of competition exist between the modes.