§ 19. Mr. WATERSON
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention had been called to the delays owing to the railway companies delaying for so long the acceptance of empties, which in their turn aggravates the work of employers and employés with reference to increased output; and is he aware that foodstuffs were refused by the railway company at Bristol on 18th November last for over a week before they would accept it; and what steps is he taking to remedy this?
§ Sir E. GEDDES
There is delay in conveyance of empties, but every effort is being made by the railway companies to 12 accept this traffic, and there is no general restriction upon it. The case mentioned had not previously been brought to my notice.
§ Mr. WATERSON
Will the right hon. Gentleman make inquiries with reference to this matter with a view to an [...]teration being made?
§ Brigadier-General CROFT
Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that the rolling stock of this country is being used to the fullest possible extent?