HC Deb 11 November 1952 vol 507 cc765-6
54. Mr. Jay

asked the Prime Minister what steps he proposes to take to reduce the financial obligations borne by the Transport Commission arising out of the compensation paid for the railways.

The Prime Minister

All these matters will no doubt be fully ventilated in the debates on the Transport Bill.

Mr. Jay

But if the Prime Minister does not propose to do anything, why did he utter these mysterious threats against the stockholders last week? Does he think that the compensation paid by the Labour Government was or was not too high?

The Prime Minister

I certainly do not intend to anticipate what may well be matters to be referred to in the forthcoming debate.