River Thames

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10 March 1997.

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Photo of Mr Michael Neubert Mr Michael Neubert , Romford 12:00, 10 March 1997

Is my hon. Friend aware that during the Festival of Britain, 5 million people took to the river for transport? Does not the millennium exhibition at Greenwich represent an outstanding opportunity to establish a regular passenger service on the Thames? What is the prospect of public funds for piers, the essential infrastructure if this long-awaited and much to be desired service is to become a reality?