HC Deb 15 December 1919 vol 123 cc11-2
30. Colonel DU PRE

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that three mills of Jackson's Millboard and Paper Company, Limited, Bourne End, Bucks, will be compelled to close this week unless they can obtain delivery of coal; whether the Stanton Company, Pleasley Colliery, from whom this company obtain coal, refuse to supply on the ground that the railway companies do not clear the trucks; whether he will give instructions for at least twelve trucks to be cleared at the Pleasley Colliery and dispatched to this firm immediately?


I am not aware of the position indicated in the first sentence, but a. restriction which circumstances made it necessary to place temporarily on the route followed by this coal has now been removed, and traffic is moving freely.