HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 c2060
40. Mr. James Griffiths

asked the Minister of Transport what steps are being taken by him to increase the production of wagons; and whether the wagon-building industry is being used to its full capacity at present?

The Minister of Transport (Captain Wallace)

This matter is constantly under consideration by my Department in conjunction with that of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply. The production of railway wagons has to be viewed in relation to other demands upon materials and the productive capacity of the country, but I understand that at present the wagon-building industry is fully employed.

Mr. John Morgan

If I submit to the right hon. and gallant Gentleman evidence that there are complaints in Doncaster that the wagons are not being employed, will he look into the matter?

Captain Wallace

Probably the hon. Gentleman is talking about wagon repairing, which is slightly different, but I shall be glad to look into any specific complaints.