HC Deb 21 April 1952 vol 499 c16
28. Mr. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Supply what steps he is taking to survey and collect scrap-iron and steel from closed-down and disused railway branch lines, particularly rails not capable of reuse as such.

Mr. Sandys

I went into this matter some months ago with my hon. Friend the Minister of Transport, and he has asked the Railway Executive to hasten the dismantling of disused track and buildings so as to increase the volume of ferrous scrap recovered during the present period of shortage.