HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 c18W
83. Mr. McAdam

asked the Minister of Transport how many of the 34 canals owned by the railway companies are in active use.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

I am informed that commercial traffic normally passes along the whole or portions of 20 of the canals in Great Britain owned by the railway companies. The tonnage which passed in 1946 was 516,522.