§ 73. Major CRAWFURD
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the fact that certain firms of builders are receiving bricks and other building materials, which are despatched in one or two trucks daily, in big batches after considerable delay; whether he is aware that, owing to the delay and uncertainty in delivery by the railway companies of the bricks manufactured in this country, many builders are purchasing and importing Belgian and Continental bricks; and will he take steps to facilitate more prompt delivery?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
I have received complaints with regard to the transport of brick traffic from the Peterborough area, and the London and North Eastern Railway Company have arranged to meet representatives of the industry during this week and hope, as a result, to be able to make arrangements that will be satisfactory to those concerned.
§ Sir G. WHELER
Has the right hon. Gentleman had any complaints of the lack of railway facilities from any other part of the country?