§ Mr. H. Neal
asked the Minister of War Transport whether, in view of the shortage of locomotive engines on the railways, he will take steps to secure the transfer of engines in the hands of the War Department, for which no service is available.
§ Mr. Barnes
Steps have already been taken and 150 locomotives were returned from the Continent by the end of last year. It is hoped that 100 more will be returned by the end of this month, and further transfers are being arranged.