§ 29. Mr. FORREST
asked the Minister of Transport whether he was aware that the railway wagons loaded with Durham coke and sent into Cumberland were brought back empty; and whether he would consider the possibility of using those wagons on the return journey for bringing Cumberland coke to the North-Eastern ports, thereby making greater use of the wagons and assist in increasing employment at the Cumberland coke ovens which were now working at less than half their capacity?
§ Sir E. GEDDES
I am aware of this movement of coke in both directions, and am inquiring as to the best means of dealing with it.