§ Mr. Sharp
asked the Minister of Transport what is the approximate number of steel mineral wagons now in use of a capacity of 15 tons or greater, and the percentage this bears to the total number of mineral wagons; what is the present monthly rate of production of such steel wagons; and the total anticipated production during 1947.
§ Mr. Barnes
About 52,000, representing 7.3 per cent. of the total stock of mineral wagons. The present monthly rate of production is nearly 1,700, and the anticipated output for 1947 is 26,000.