HC Deb 13 March 1947 vol 434 cc1469-70
27. Mr. McAdam

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what steps are being taken to provide adequate lighting at all colliery sidings so that railway companies can uplift wagons of coal from those sidings during the hours of darkness.

Mr. Shinwell

This is now a matter for the National Coal Board, who inform me that they are anxious to assist the railway companies as much as posible in this matter.

Sir Ralph Glyn

Would the right hon. Gentleman, in consultation with the Ministry of Supply, see that some wartime illuminants awaiting disposal are made available on colliery sidings, and not necessarily only on railway sidings?

Mr. Shinwell

I have no doubt that note will be taken of that.

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