HC Deb 23 December 1915 vol 77 c602
21. Mr. HOGGE

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can state the number of wagons on our railways which are out of commission for want of repairs; and whether he can state what the railway companies propose to do to make good the shortage?


I am not in a position to give figures, but as was stated in reply to a question asked by my hon. Friend on the 9th December, the Railway Executive Committee are not aware that any unusually large number of wagons is at present out of commission.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the traders of this country know that there is a deficiency of at least 10,000 wagons?


No, I am not aware of that.