National Ports Council

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th June 1980.

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Photo of Mr Norman Fowler Mr Norman Fowler Minister of State (Department for Transport) 12:00 am, 25th June 1980

The major saving will be a saving to the industry which at the moment, finances the National Ports Council through the levy system. That is costing over £1 million a year. The proposal is supported overwhelmingly by the industry, including my hon. Friend's own port.