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Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Independent Conservative, Castle Point

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will commission research on the effect of the availability of pilots on shipping movements in the Thames estuary; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

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No; pilotage services on the Thames are a matter for the Port of London Authority as the relevant competent harbour authority.

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