HC Deb 04 November 1920 vol 134 c565
Major GLYN

(by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Transport what railway facilities will be immediately available for the transport of coal now that the miners are returning to work, and when will it be possible to give the railway-companies permission to restore their normal passenger services?


My right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport has requested the railway companies to increase their train services commencing from Monday next, which is the earliest date physically possible. The railway companies will re-instate services to meet the growing traffic needs consequent upon general resumption of work after the strike, and having regard to earnings. Special attention will be given to the conveyance of urgent coal consignments. Each company will as usual make its own announcements as to resumption of services.


Will that arrangement also apply to steamboats?


Yes: the Ministry of Shipping is making arrangements in the same way.