HC Deb 04 June 1924 vol 174 cc1243-4
47. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Prime Minister what are the Government's proposals in regard to the development of light railways?


I have been asked to answer this question. I am always ready to give sympathetic consideration to applications for powers to enable light railways to be constructed, and during the last few months have made several Orders under the Light Railways Acts. The Unemployment Grants Committee are prepared to consider applications for financial assistance towards the construction of light railways in suitable cases.

Commander BELLAIRS

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the Prime Minister in his statement to Parliament mentioned that the development of light railways was part and parcel of the policy of the Government. Surely there is some scheme in hand now that we are two-thirds of the way through the Session?