asked the Minister of Transport whether it is the intention of British Railways to waive the retiral of able bodied men, notably signalmen, at 60 years of age during the present shortage of experienced and efficient railway workers, as was the practice during the war, and in order that the 44 hours agreement may be implemented.
§ Mr. Barnes
Under the Transport Act, 1947, the terms and conditions of employment of railwaymen are matters primarily for the British Transport Commission and the unions concerned. I have brought the hon. Member's Question to the notice of the Commission.