HC Deb 24 October 1916 vol 86 cc941-2
68. Mr. ASHLEY

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that at Olympia, a much used and important depot under the Royal Army Clothing Factory, Pimlico, goods both coming inward and going outward are conveyed from a station on the railway some five miles distant by carts and motors, using a gallon of petrol to two miles run; whether he is also aware that three railway sidings abut on Olympia; and will he state why no use has been or is being made of these railway sidings for the transport of these goods?


I dealt with this matter in debate on Thursday last. The matter is being considered.


Do I understand that the War Office are trying to get the railway companies to give these railway facilities?


I will not go so far as to say they are doing that at the present moment. The whole question is being looked into.