HC Deb 07 July 1920 vol 131 c1475W

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware than an enormous quantity of fruit is waiting in Hull for transport; if he intends making any arrangements for the transport of the French plum crop; and whether during the course of last week in Hull a wagon was sent from the King George Dock, Hull, to the Kingston Street Goods Station, in the same city, and arrived at the latter four days after despatch?


I am informed that there is no fruit waiting in Hull for transport, but shall be glad to have the particulars upon which the question is based. The local transport authorities are familiar with the requirements of the French plum trade, and will make the special arrangements that are customary. Inquiries are being made respecting the wagon referred to in the last part of the question, but, in any case, it would not be likely to contain fruit, as fruit is not discharged at the King George Dock.