HC Deb 08 December 1938 vol 342 c1381W
Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that there is a voluntary agreement between the railway companies and coastwise line companies on the subject of rate control, and that an extension of this agreement to road-haulage and canal companies was recommended in the report of the Transport Advisory Council presented in July this year; and whether he will take steps to accelerate the co-ordination of transport services and charges in order to provide the best solution to the railway problem?

Mr. Burgin

I am aware of the circumstances stated in the first part of the question. As regards the latter part, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to a somewhat similar question by him yesterday.