Local Authorities' Contracts (Coastal Shipping).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 12th November 1936.

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Photo of Captain Leonard Plugge Captain Leonard Plugge , Rochester Chatham

asked the Minister of Health whether he can make any statement as to the investigations which his Department has been carrying out, jointly with the Board of Trade, into the advisability of suggesting to local authorities that they should insist upon the increased use by their contractors of coasting shipping for the transport of heavy materials wherever possible, in order to reduce traffic congestion?