§ Mr. Driberg
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the congestion being caused in London by the increased carrying by road of heavy loads that were formerly carried by river; and what steps he is taking to discourage this trend.
§ Mr. Marples
I understand that there has been a recent fall in the amount of goods carried by river. This is only partly due to transfer to road and I have no evidence that this has noticeably increased road congestion in London.