HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c130W
46. Mr. Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the Government's proposals for the future of trust ports. [4799]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Trust ports vary greatly in their commercial significance, type of use, and the powers and duties they have under local legislation. We will be reviewing the options available to trust ports, including voluntary privatisation under the Ports Act 1991.