HC Deb 09 July 1919 vol 117 cc1848-9W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that some of the pits in Nottinghamshire are making short time in consequence of being short of railway wagons; if he is aware that men working at the coal face are idle for hours because they have not the facilities to get coal in the way of trains, etc.?


There have been occasional stoppages recently at collieries in the Nottingham district due to shortage of wagons. Special steps have been taken in each case brought to the notice of the Coal Mines Department, and the relief afforded has been effective in minimising stoppages. The whole question of railway facilities at collieries is receiving the attention of the Controller of Coal Mines in conjunction with the Railway Executive Committee.