asked the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to ensure the preservation of the Mersey ferries during the three years following the proposed abolition of the Merseyside county council; and if he will make a statement.
The operation of the ferries after the abolition of the county council will remain the responsibility of the passenger transport executive, working within the policies determined by the new passenger transport authority.
|Subject of investigation||Chairman||Date established||Date of report|
|Lorries, People and the Environment||Sir Arthur Armitage||24 July 1979||9 December 1980|
|Review of Railway Finances||Sir David Serpell||5 May 1982||20 December 1982|
|Pedestrian Safety at Public Road Level Crossings||Rt. Hon. Sally Oppenheim, MP||22 November 1982||20 April 1983|
|Review of Public Utilities Street Works Act (PUSWA)||Professor Michael Home, OBE||30 January 1984||Expected late Spring 1985|
|Review of Arrangements for Protecting the Clients of Air Travel Organisers||Sir Peter Lane||12 April 1984||7 June 1984|
|Review of Road Traffic Law||Dr. Peter North||31 January 1985|