HC Deb 26 June 1919 vol 117 c382W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can instruct the Railway Executive Committee to at once remove the delay in the collection and delivery of goods; if he is aware that it is a frequent occurrence for goods to be collected one day for transit but delivered back again to the senders the next day, and on many occasions goods are waiting ten to fourteen days to be dispatched, and that in the Kettering area cases of boots are awaiting collection, and the railway company will not take them as the destination station is closed; will he get these stations reopened in the interests of traders and the community; and, seeing that no good has accrued from the interview between a Kettering deputation and the company's officials, will he take some remedial steps and request that the unemployed be called on for temporary purposes to assist in the matter until the permanent railway employés return to civil life and railway duty?


The hon. Member for Wellingborough has sent me some complaints of the special delay in dealing with traffic in the Kettering area, and I am looking into the matter.