HC Deb 21 May 1947 vol 437 cc262-3W
Mr. Sharp

asked the Minister of Transport how many railway wagons are now standing under or awaiting repair; how many have come in need of repair during 1947; and how many have actually been repaired during the same period.

Mr. Barnes

On 26th April, the latest available date, there were 142,311 railway wagons under and awaiting repair. During the 17 weeks to this date, 1,416,828 were received for repairs, excluding 146,375 outstanding at the end of 1946, and 1,420,892 were repaired and returned to traffic.