HC Deb 03 December 1943 vol 395 c644W
Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether any positive scheme for the reorganisation of coal transport by rail has been put into operation during the war?

Major Lloyd George

The rail transport of coal has been reorganised in several ways during the war. On the one hand, full train and block load working of coal traffic from collieries has been developed to a considerable extent and will be still further developed, while as regards the directional flow of coal, constant attention is paid, when formulating supply programmes, to the avoidance of unnecessary long or cross-hauls.