HC Deb 07 December 1926 vol 200 cc1880-1

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that laden coal trains are standing in sidings until present supplies of high-priced coal have been disposed of, with the result that coal is not reaching the public in the quantities required; and whether he will take any action in the matter?

Colonel LANE FOX

I am aware that there has been a disinclination to buy pending a fall in price, but the substantial reductions recently made will no doubt stimulate demand; indeed, there are already indications of an improvement in the rate of clearance of wagons in London.