HC Deb 15 May 1919 vol 115 cc1792-3W

asked the Secretary of State for War what steps he is taking to remove the rails and sleepers from the temporary railways built by us in France and get them transported by the Rich-borough ferry to England; and why so little is being done during the fine weather season?


The Minister of Munitions has recently appointed a Railway Liquidation Commission, under the chairmanship of Sir Ernest Moir, which has already proceeded to France and has under consideration the disposal of railway plant and materials in that country. This Commission is working in conjunction with the Disposals Boards, who will decide whether these stores and plant can be disposed of to better advantage overseas or whether they should be brought back to this country.