§ 34. Lieut.-Colonel WEIGALL
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture how many experimental light railways for agricultural transport have been sanctioned; and in what localities and at what estimated cost?
§ Colonel SANDERS
No experimental light railways for construction by the Government or by other bodies with Government aid have yet been sanctioned. The 1366 final decision in these matters will rest with the Ministry of Ways and Communications when the Ministry is established. The Board of Agriculture, in consultation with the agricultural executive committees and other local bodies, and with the Road Transport Board, are at present engaged in investigating the needs of agriculture and the prospects of traffic in about 190 districts in England and Wales.