§ Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Minister of Transport the number of railway companies which have decided to replace wooden, sleepers by steel ones; and the approximate number of tons of steel that would be used in the event of all British railway companies adopting such a course?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
As regards the first part of the question, I am not in a position to add to the reply which I gave on 6th December to the hon. and gallant Member for Maidstone (Commander Bellairs). As regards the second part, I am not in possession of the data necessary to make any estimate.