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 John Bowis Mr John Bowis , Battersea 12:00, 10 March 1997

My hon. Friend is right persistently to draw attention to the need to attract more passenger traffic to the Thames, particularly in the context of the millennium exhibition at Greenwich. Bids can be made to support the building of piers, and in the recent capital challenge allocations we have been able to support a pier for Bankside which will serve both the Tate and the Globe. The pier for the millennium exhibition, which will be at north Greenwich, is within the plans of the millennium company. I hope that it will attract a great many people as a result of the park-and-sail opportunities at the pier and at the sites at Barking and Woolwich.