River Thames: Transport

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what money has been received in the last 10 years from the European Union for promoting greater use of the River Thames for (a) passenger and (b) freight traffic.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs) and Minister for the South East), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Environment Agency is the navigation authority for the non-tidal River Thames (source to Teddington). No money has been received in the last 10 years from the European Union for promoting greater use of the River Thames for passenger and freight traffic. The Thames Valley is not a priority area for European funding.

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