HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 cc127-8W
134. Mr. Edward Evans

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the delivery of fishing nets to the port of Lowestoft has been delayed by the railway company's refusal to accept them for delivery; what the period of delay has been; and whether he will take steps to see that this disability on the fishing industry is relieved as early as possible.

Mr. Barnes

My attention had not previously been drawn to this matter, but I am informed by the London and North Eastern Railway Company that in two cases recently acceptance of consignments of fishing nets has been delayed owing to the need for giving priority to coal traffic. In the first case the delay was a week and in the second three days. The railway have taken all possible steps to expedite transit of these consignments.