§ 19. Sir E. NICHOLL
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that many men have been discharged and many more under notice in the china clay district near St. Austell, Cornwall, in consequence of the shortage of railway wagons to take away the china ready for shipment and transport to the potteries; and what efforts, if any, are being made to relieve the position, as most of the men, through unemployment, are compelled to accept the unemployment donation, a particularly serious matter in view of the country's finances and the men's anxiety for continuous employment?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Sir Rhys Williams)
I am aware that the china clay district near St. Austell, is, together with many other districts, suffering from the shortage of railway wagons, and the possibility of improving the situation is engaging the attention of the Ministry of Transport.
§ Sir E. NICHOLL
The position is extremely serious. I had a telegram to-day of about fourteen sheets—