HC Deb 05 March 1928 vol 214 cc829-30W

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the discharge of ex-Sergeant Thomas Reddock in November, 1925, was authorised under any Warrant or Regulation, and, if so, which; whether he is aware that Mr. Reddock joined the Force for such a fixed period, namely, up to March, 1929, as would enable him to complete, with previous service in the Army, a total of 21 years of colour service; that the stipulated period of service was duly entered by the Records Department, twice subsequently confirmed by that Department and further confirmed by the

railways in Great Britain at 30th June, 1927, the latest date for which complete figures are available, was 721,047. There has been no census of privately-owned wagons since that taken on the 1st August, 1918, when the number of such wagons registered to run on railway companies' lines in Great Britain was 628,344, but a new census is at present being taken at the request of the Standing Committee on Mineral Transport. An analysis of the railway-owned stock will be found in the Annual Railway Returns.