HC Deb 11 July 1923 vol 166 cc1371-2W
Major Sir F. KELLEY

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he will urge the railway companies of Great Britain to expedite electrification schemes and the construction of new rolling stock so as to provide employment during the coming winter?

Colonel ASHLEY

I have recently called the attention of the railway companies to the fact that unemployment is likely again to be serious in the coming winter. They will no doubt take this state of affairs into consideration in determining upon the schemes of electrification or other new works with which they may be in a position to proceed at an early date.

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