HC Deb 25 June 1997 vol 296 c525W
Mr. Beith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what representations he has received about the privatisation of the Port of Tyne; and if he will make a statement. [5257]

Ms Glenda Jackson

My right hon. Friend is currently considering a request from the Port of Tyne Authority that the compulsory privatisation of the port should not proceed. Six other letters about the port have also been received.