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Whitehorse Ferries Ltd And The Thames

EDM number 470 in 1992-93, proposed by Andrew Mackinlay on 09/07/1992.

That this House welcomes the plans of Whitehorse Ferries Ltd. to create new commuter services from Essex and Kent to Docklands and Central London that exploit the much underused River Thames as a transport route; considers that this pioneering venture opens exciting opportunities for other forms of modern river borne transport and communications as well as promoting healthy competition in transport; congratulates Whitehorse Ferries on the launch of their new ferry craft designed to ply between Tilbury and Gravesend; is dismayed at the attempt by the Crown Estate Commissioners to frustrate the use of this craft by claiming to exercise a feudal right of ferry and, without notice, commanding an immediate cessation of the 900 year old ferry service; calls upon the Crown Estate Commissioners to recognise that such precipitate action is an affront to the loyal people of Essex and Kent; is unreasonable and inconsistent with stark commercial considerations that must be applied to what is essentially a loss making public ferry service, and ignores their legal obligation as holders of the ferry rights to maintain the ferry service; and calls upon the Commissioners immediately to reconsider their attitude to this matter.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

Andrew MacKinlay09/07/1992ThurrockProposed
Gordon Prentice13/07/1992PendleSigned
Kate Hoey13/07/1992VauxhallSigned
Ian McCartney13/07/1992MakerfieldSigned
Angela Eagle13/07/1992WallaseySigned
David Marshall14/07/1992Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Bill Michie14/07/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Keith Bradley14/07/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
John Cummings14/07/1992EasingtonSigned
Terry Davis14/07/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jim Dowd14/07/1992Lewisham WestSigned
Win Griffiths15/07/1992BridgendSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/07/1992Islington NorthSigned
Audrey Wise16/07/1992PrestonSigned
Ken Livingstone19/10/1992Brent EastSigned

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