§ 69. Major ENTWISTLE
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions how many railway wagons were under the control of his Department on 1st January, 1919; and how many at the present time?
§ The DEPUTY MINISTER of MUNITIONS (Mr. Kellaway)
On the 1st January, 1919, there were 7,592 wagons in the United Kingdom under the control of the Ministry of Munitions and on the 24th of this month the number was 7,490, of which 826 are unsuitable for English railways. Those wagons are now, with the exception of the 826, being employed on iron ore, coal, chemical liquid, and nitre cake traffic. There are also approximately 3,779 wagons overseas in 861 the Ministry of Munitions' wagon pool, which will be handed over to the Ministry of Transport.