HC Deb 19 November 1941 vol 376 cc350-1W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether, in view of his recent request for short hauls, he will inquire into the transportation of bricks for more than 200 miles whilst available stocks within 40 miles are prevented from reaching the market on Tees Side because of the high railway charges in one case and special low charges in the other?

Colonel Llewellin

I am glad to be able to inform my hon. Friend that as from 1st December next, no bricks will be accepted for transport on the railway to a destination over 75 miles distant from the departure station unless there is a certificate from a Government transportation officer that it is essential that bricks should be transported the longer distance.