§ 56. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Minister of Transport if he has now received the report from the Aberdeen Harbour Commissioners about the pontoon docks; and whether he has decided to provide the finance to carry out the necessary repairs or for a new pontoon dock.
§ Mr. Marples
I have received and considered this report in conjunction with the other interested Ministers. The Government are not prepared to support the proposal in the report that the replacement of Nos. 2 and 3 pontoon docks at Aberdeen should be entirely financed from national funds. The Working Party set up by the Harbour Commission are accordingly preparing a new financial plan.