HC Deb 29 November 1928 vol 223 c616W

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in estimating the average cost of running private railways in Durham and Northumberland at about 1s., the unit taken is the ton-mile; if not, what unit is taken?

Colonel ASHLEY

The estimated figure to which the hon. Member refers is the average cost per ton of transporting coal over the private mineral lines in Durham and Northumberland, and is based on information furnished by the committee of representatives of the owners of those railways.