HC Deb 14 December 1927 vol 211 cc2306-7
49. Mr. E. BROWN

asked the Minister of Transport whether the Standing Committee on Mineral Transport, appointed in February, 1927, has made any Report; if so, what are its recommendations and what steps are being taken to give effect to them; and, if not, when may a Report be expected?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

I understand that the Standing Committee on Mineral Transport are still engaged on the collection of data necessary to the consideration of the matters remitted to them. They have not yet presented a Report, and I am unable to state how soon they may be in a position to do so.


Can the Minister give an approximate idea whether the Committee will have finished its labours by the end of the year?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am afraid that I can give no date.


Are we to understand that this problem is not quite so simple as the Samuel Commission thought it was?

Colonel ASHLEY

It looks like that.