HC Deb 15 February 1938 vol 331 c1722W
Mr. E. Smith

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will take action with a view to securing, in future, the construction of railway coal-trucks with a greater capacity, and an increase in trucks available?

Mr. Burgin

I have no powers to require the Railway Companies or private owners to provide a greater number of railway wagons. The average capacity of wagons used for the conveyance of coal has increased appreciably in recent years and as at present advised I see no necessity for action on my part.