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Woolwich Ferry

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what response he has received from the London boroughs of Greenwich and Newham to the proposal that they should take over the running of the Woolwich free ferry after the abolition of the Greater London council.

The borough of Greenwich has not yet made a formal response to the proposal. The borough of Newham has expressed concern about the financial implications of the proposal.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what additional financial burdens he estimates will fall on the ratepayers of Greenwich and Newham as a result of the porposed changes in ownership and management of the Woolwich free ferry.