§ 23. Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to increase the use of the waterways for freight transportation.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Users and providers of freight services are encouraged to consider the environmental and other benefits of waterborne transport. Grants are available under section 140 of the Railways Act 1993 for inland waterway developments which demonstrate an environmental benefit in the form of lorry miles saved.