HC Deb 11 March 1948 vol 448 c1426
108. Squadron-Leader Kinghorn

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what steps are being taken to overcome the shortage of railway trucks in the Southern Rhodesian Railways.

Mr. Gordon-Walker

The Rhodesian Railways have placed substantial orders for railway rolling stock in the United Kingdom. Some of these orders were completed in 1947; and every effort is being made to complete the remainder as soon as possible.

Squadron-Leader Kinghorn

Is any effort being made to send redundant stock from here which could be repaired and adapted by small boat repairers such as those in Great Yarmouth who are now faced by a recession in their work?

Mr. Gordon-Walker

I do not think that any request of that sort has been made by the Government of Southern Rhodesia. We would consider it if it were.