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Aust-Beachley Ferry

Volume 413: debated on Thursday 23 August 1945

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asked the Minister of War Transport whether he is aware of the delay at the Aust-Beachley ferry over the Severn amounting frequently to over three hours; that only one ferryboat is working, although two have recently been built; and whether he will consider the desirability of taking over this ferry and running it in the public interest pending the erection of a bridge over the Severn at this point.

I am making inquiries into this matter and will write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.