HC Deb 05 April 1927 vol 204 cc1865-6
44. Mr. MacLAREN

asked the Minister of Transport if he is; aware that much unemployment is caused to the miners in the Potteries district owing to the lack of empty railway wagons; and if he will approach the local railway company with a view to their making such arrangements as will meet the requirements of this mines?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am not aware that there is at present a lack of empty railway wagons in the Potteries district. The railway company concerned inform me that they know of no difficulty in this respect, and that recently, indeed, empty wagons have been worked away because they were surplus to requirements. If the hon. Member has any specific instance in mind where difficulty is still occurring, and will communicate with me, I will make further inquiries.