HC Deb 18 June 1936 vol 313 c1186W
Commander BOWER

asked the Minister of Transport whether the standing committee on mineral transport is still in being; what action has been taken following this committee's first report, dated 21st October, 1929; and whether the further reports promised therein have yet been submitted?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. In accordance with the committee's report of October, 1929, financial assistance was offered, under the Development (Loan Guarantees and Grants) Act of that year, for conversion of terminal facilities to accommodate 20-ton wagons. The committee were asked further to consider standardisation and pooling of mineral wagons, but eventually came to the conclusion that for the time being they could not usefully carry these matters further and no subsequent report has been submitted.