Memorandum by the Parliamentary Waterways
Group (IT 154)
ISSUES RAISED BY THE GOVERNMENT'S WHITE PAPER
ON INTEGRATED TRANSPORT
The Chairman of this Group, Bill O'Brien MP,
has asked me to write to you in the context of the Government's
White Paper on the future of transport to place on record this
Group's warm welcome for the methods outlined for making better
use of inland waterways (3.183 onwards).
In the group's view, all practical means should
be undertaken to integrate water transport with other modes and
provide the necessary facilities to enable Commercial Waterways
to fulfil their undoubted potential for freight transport. This
could include examination of electric propulsion for freight craft.
Mrs Frances Hart
26 October 1998