HC Deb 23 November 1939 vol 353 c1405W
Mr. Levy

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the difficulty of obtaining wagons when they are wanted is in some cases impeding the work of the collieries, putting a brake on coal exports, and involving collieries in loss; and what steps it is proposed to take to ensure that the wagon control is efficiently applied and that wagons are made available for essential transport?

Captain Wallace

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for the Wentworth Division (Mr. Paling) on 15th November. I am advised that any difficulties experienced in the export of coal are due rather to shipping delays than to shortage of wagons.