HC Deb 13 March 1947 vol 434 cc246-7W
Mr. Walkden

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will inquire into the circumstances which held up 100 loaded wagons of coal and 62 empty coal wagons at Brodsworth colliery, Doncaster, on the night of 26th February, 1947; and whether he will ensure that similar delays shall be avoided by emphasising to the respective railway managements that coal movements must always be regarded as a priority.

Mr. Barnes

I am informed that the delay in moving these wagons was due to interference with shunting operations at Brodsworth Colliery as a result of a heavy fall of snow on 26th February.