§ 32. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Minister of Munitions if he is aware that at the Wartnaby and district pits there is a shortage of trucks for conveying ironstone from the pits to the furnaces; that in consequence the workmen only worked three and three-quarter days during last week"; and if he will endeavour to arrange for an adequate supply of railway trucks in order that the output can be maintained?
§ Dr. ADDISON
I am aware that time has been lost at pits in this district as in others owing to shortage of wagons, but 895 I cannot trace the particular instance to which my hon. Friend refers. The matter has been taken up with the Railway Executive Committee, and active steps are being taken to increase the number and to improve the use of railway wagons.