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British Transport Docks Board

Volume 941: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether the British Transport Docks Board intends to acquire any subsidiary companies in South Wales.

Yes, the British Transport Docks Board recently sought my permission, under Section 14(4) of the Transport Act 1962, to acquire the equity of the Newport Stevedoring Co. Ltd., and I have agreed. This would make the Board the only stevedoring employer in Newport.