HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 cc346-7W
127. Sir P. Hannon

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will inform the House of the stocks of coal available, or which will become available, for the maintenance of railway transport in accord with the passenger timetables published by the four principal railway companies; and if the published services can be continued without prejudice to goods traffic the maintenance of which is important during the winter months.

Mr. Shinwell

The stocks of coal for railway services generally amount to about 1½ weeks' winter supply at the present time. With regard to the last part of the Question, I am in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport, and will communicate with the hon. Member.