§ 5. Captain CROOKSHANK
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has had any negotiations with the railway companies regarding the use of 20-ton wagons; and, if so, with what success?
Yes, Sir; my hon. Friend the Minister of Transport is in consultation with the railway companies with regard to the recommendations made 968 by the Standing Committee on Mineral Transport with reference to the use of 20-ton wagons.
§ Captain CROOKSHANK
Did the right hon. Gentleman say, when he first took office, that this would be a thing that could immediately be done; have any wagons been built?
The hon. and gallant Member must not make a statement which is not true. I told the House that I was a member of a Committee which was considering the problem. That Committee was appointed by the late Government. Their report was submitted to this Government, and we are acting on it immediately.