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Port Glasgow (West Harbour)

Volume 235: debated on Wednesday 26 February 1930

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asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the quay wall of the west harbour at Port Glasgow is in need of repair; what are the estimated costs of the necessary repairs; and whether the funds of the harbour trust are sufficient to meet them?

I have been in communication with the Port Glasgow Harbour Trustees and am informed that the west harbour at Port Glasgow has silted up and that, in the opinion of the trustees, owing to its narrow entrance and lack of proper accommodation, further expense on the harbour would not be justified. The trustees have accordingly disposed of this harbour to the Port Glasgow Town Council for conversion into a recreation ground. They state that the mid and east harbours which remain under their control are more than ample for the requirements of shipping.