Coal Wagons

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Railways – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th March 1960.

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Photo of Mr George Sylvester Mr George Sylvester , Pontefract 12:00 am, 16th March 1960

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the critical situation developing in many of the coal fields where pits are still working but are always on the verge of stopping owing to a shortage of empty railway wagons, and that this is causing particular difficulties for the National Coal Board at a time when its stock-piles are gradually being reduced; and, in view of the urgency of this matter, if he will give a general direction to the British Transport Commission to take steps to alleviate this situation.