§ Mr. Erroll
asked the Minister of Transport what changes in the staff of his Department are contemplated as the result of the nationalisation of the inland transport industry.
§ Mr. Barnes
So far as railways are concerned, I would refer to the answer which I gave to a Question by the hon. 163W Member for Sutton and Cheam (Mr. S. Marshall) on 16th February, 1948. The Caledonian and Crinan Canals and Holyhead Harbour were transferred to the British Transport Commission on 1st April, 1948, the reduction in the non-industrial staff of the Department being ten. Other reductions of staff will be possible, mainly in the offices of licensing authorities for goods and public service vehicles, when the British Transport Commission themselves operate road transport services.