HC Deb 31 January 1940 vol 356 c1128
28. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Transport what steps he has taken or proposes to take to mobolise a national transport system, to include all forms of transport, co-ordinated for the purpose of utilising it to the best advantage, and, in the event of a sudden strain or breakdown in any form of transport, is he satisfied that alternative mid adequate transport is available and ready to be used at once?

The Minister of Transport (Captain Wallace)

I think the present system provides a combination of elasticity and control which makes the best use of the different means of transport available. The Regional Transport Commissioners' organisations are largely designed to secure the provision of adequate alternative means of transport in case of sudden strain or breakdown. The whole system is kept under constant scrutiny and I shall not hesitate to introduce any changes which would appear to make for still better co-ordination.