HC Deb 09 February 1959 vol 599 cc841-2
33. Mr. Palmer

asked the Paymaster-General what action he is taking to carry out the recommendations of the Robson Committee of Inquiry into coal distribution costs, particularly that on concentration of depots and mechanical handling.

Sir I. Horobin

Arrangements have been made for the railway authorities and the coal trade to examine in detail appropriate cases in the regions.

Mr. Palmer

But will the right hon. Gentleman keep in mind the suggestion of the Robson Committee that the Ministry of Power should show some real initiative in this matter?

Sir I. Horobin

Yes, Sir. We are watching what is taking place very carefully.