Oral Answers to Questions — Port Congestion (Transit Sheds).

– in the House of Commons at on 7 August 1919.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Francis Willey Lieut-Colonel Francis Willey , Bradford South

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asked the President of the Board of Trade when de finite sanction can be given for the erection of supplementary transit sheds at internal points, with a view to relieving congestion of merchandise at the ports; if any sites have yet been settled upon; and, if not, what advice is being taken with regard to their selection?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

I understand that my right hon. Friend the Shipping Controller is in. consultation with the Railway Executive Committee with regard to a scheme prepared by the Port and Transit Executive Committee for the erection of transit sheds, but that no definite sites have yet been decided upon.

Photo of Captain William Benn Captain William Benn , Leith

Is it a fact that some of the docks in London are permanently reserved for the service of the Russian Expedition?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

I should like notice of that question.