HC Deb 09 December 1941 vol 376 cc1378-9
37. Mr. McLean Watson

asked the Secretary for Mines whether his attention has been drawn to the amount of idle time prevailing in the Fife coalfield; and whether any steps are being taken to ensure the working of full-time in these mines?

Mr. Grenfell

I am aware that there has recently been some loss of time in the Fife coalfield, mainly due to abnormal transport difficulties. All practical steps are being taken in collaboration with the Ministry of War Transport to overcome these difficulties.

Mr. McKinlay

Will my hon. Friend approach the Ministry concerned and release some of the wagons which are daily - used to convey beer from Edinburgh to Glasgow?