HC Deb 15 November 1939 vol 353 cc703-4
37. Sir George Mitcheson

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the difficulties of certain electricity undertakings through the requisitioning of their specially-designed coal wagons; and whether he will give instructions for their return to their normal use?

Captain Wallace

Yes, Sir. I have received representations that the coal wagons of certain electricity undertakers should be exempt from requisitioning. I am advised that these wagons are not "specially constructed" within the meaning of the Notice of Requisitioning, and to withdraw them from common user would tend to defeat the whole purpose of the pooling scheme.