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Ship Canal (Bristol Channel-English Channel)

Volume 415: debated on Monday 29 October 1945

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asked the Minister of War Transport if he will now report on the investigations which have been made into the proposal for a Wessex Ship Canal.

From time to time since 1922 suggestions have been made to my Department regarding the construction of a ship canal between the Bristol Channel and the English Channel. Neither the various suggestions put forward nor the proposal as a whole are regarded as practicable propositions, since the cost would be out of all proportion to any resulting advantages.