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Crown Estate Commissioners

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 16th March 2010.

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Photo of Andrew MacKinlay Andrew MacKinlay Labour, Thurrock 2:30 pm, 16th March 2010

This question reminds me of how, soon after I was elected, I had to do battle with the Crown Estate commissioners on the foreshore of the Thames for putting in jeopardy the 1,000-year-old ferry route between Tilbury and Gravesend. It is rather sad that, as I come to the end of my life in the House of Commons, that ferry is again in jeopardy. I do not know to what extent the Crown Estate commissioners are involved, but I ask my hon. Friend to look into that in her discussions. The real problem is that work, employment and school opportunities for my folk are being put in jeopardy by the Conservative borough council, which wants to cut the subsidy. That was not mentioned to the hon. Member for-