HC Deb 24 February 1949 vol 461 c322W
81. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations how long a large transformer for Salisbury, South Rhodesia, has been delayed by the congestion at Beira; and how much longer this delay is likely to continue.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

I regret that I cannot answer the hon. Member's Question without further details about the transformer to which he refers; but if he will let me know with what firm the order for the machinery was placed, and by which line it was due to be shipped to Beira, I will gladly inquire.

Back to