HC Deb 03 December 1919 vol 122 c407
94. Mr. CAIRNS

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the great shortage of train service for the purpose of carrying perishable goods; if so, will he arrange for a better service to producing and distributing centres; and will he have such trains advertised as passenger trains are scheduled?


I beg to refer the hon. Member to my reply to several similar questions on the 1st December.


Has the hon. Gentleman seen the reports in to-days "Star" as to the amounts of foodstuffs now in dock that cannot be removed?


I have not seen the report referred to, but perhaps I may be permitted to say that my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport hopes to make an early public statement on the whole question.