HC Deb 05 July 1917 vol 95 c1294
81. Mr. PETO

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any steps are going to be taken to find labour for canal barges on the Kennet and Avon Canal or to utilise this canal in any way during the War?


As the hon. Gentleman was informed on the 21st June, the Board of Trade are in communication with the Great Western Railway Company in regard to certain suggestions which have been made, and I hope to be in a position shortly to reach a decision in the matter.