HC Deb 04 March 1918 vol 103 c1688

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that it is a month since the railway company accepted goods in Dunfermline and district for London; that, in consequence, there is a great accumulation of goods throughout Fife, both for civil trade and Government Departments, in the way of war supplies; that, in view of the extra cost of yarns and other materials necessitating the use of larger capital, the manufacturers will be faced with financial difficulties if they cannot deliver their goods; and whether he will make immediate inquiries into the matter with a view to an early remedy for the present congestion?


Inquiries are being made in this matter, and I hope to be able to let the hon. Gentleman know the result shortly. As, however, he is aware, some delay to ordinary traffic cannot always be avoided in the present circumstances of railway transport.