HC Deb 12 March 1930 vol 236 c1322
79. Mr. ALBERY

asked the Minister of Transport if he will state approximately to what extent the road transport systems of the country are now controlled by the railway systems?


The proportion of the passenger road transport undertakings of the country actually controlled by railway companies, is, I believe, small. At the same time I understand that the railway companies have acquired financial interests in a large number of such undertakings. As regards goods services by road, apart from their collection and delivery services, the railway companies have, so far as I am aware, as yet acquired no considerable interests.


Can the Minister give an approximate idea of the amount of road transport in which railway companies are interested?


No, Sir; I am sorry that I have not that information.