HC Deb 08 October 1924 vol 177 c526W

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the threatened closing down of railway works in Scotland and the transfer of the work previously done there to England; whether any intimation was given to him of such action; and whether he can put Section 9 of the Railways Act, 1921, in operation to stop these actions of the railway companies?


I understand that some of the railway companies are considering the possibility of securing economies by some re-arrangement of their manufacturing and repairing work, but no case has been brought to my notice affecting Scotland. The Section of the Railways Act to which my hon. Friend refers would not appear to have any bearing on this matter.