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Waterways: Canals

Volume 717: debated on Monday 1 March 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their strategy for encouraging more passenger and freight services on English canals. [HL2107]

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has recently published a consultation document, Waterways for Everyone, chapter 8 of which details the current government view of the role inland waterways play in moving people and freight. The consultation, which closes on 26 March, asks some key questions about the future of inland waterways. I would urge all with an interest in this to respond to the consultation.