§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proposals he has for the future role of the Port of London authority; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
Apart from those which it will lose with the sale of the Port of Tilbury, I have no proposals for changes in the statutory functions of the Port of London authority as the harbour authority for the tidal reaches of the Thames. These include conservancy, regulation of navigation, pilotage and the development, with a view to disposal, of its surplus land holdings.