HC Deb 06 March 1995 vol 256 c53W
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.

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