HC Deb 12 April 1920 vol 127 c1367

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is in a position to state the effect of the increased demurrage rates upon the detention of wagons?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Sir Eric Geddes)

The increased demurrage rates came into operation on the 1st of January last. The number of wagon days lost in December was 365,533, and in February the number of days lost declined to 212,414, a decrease of 153,119 days, or 42 per cent., as compared with December.