§ MR. W. R. SMITH
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the great difficulty manufacturers have in securing delivery of goods, and that this difficulty is accentuated by the fact that empty cases are not returned whereby further deliveries of goods can be made; and if he will ascertain whether wagons that are being kept in sidings for emergency purposes of war are still retained in districts for this purpose?
Sir R. WILLIAMS
In reply to the first part of the question, I beg to refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave yesterday to the hon. and gallant Member for Buckingham. The reply to the latter part is that no wagons are being retained as suggested.