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Mersey Ferries

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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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 investigationChairmanDate establishedDate of report
Lorries, People and the EnvironmentSir Arthur Armitage24 July 19799 December 1980
Review of Railway FinancesSir David Serpell5 May 198220 December 1982
Pedestrian Safety at Public Road Level CrossingsRt. Hon. Sally Oppenheim, MP22 November 198220 April 1983
Review of Public Utilities Street Works Act (PUSWA)Professor Michael Home, OBE30 January 1984Expected late Spring 1985
Review of Arrangements for Protecting the Clients of Air Travel OrganisersSir Peter Lane12 April 19847 June 1984
Review of Road Traffic LawDr. Peter North31 January 1985
Information for earlier years could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The list excludes standing advisory committees, departmental inquiries into accidents and public inquiries into road schemes. If my hon. Friend would like further information, I should be happy to write to him.