HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 c326W
Mr. Keeling

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many new Vulcan locomotives have been received by the Nigerian railways during the last three years; and how many of these are at present under repair.

Mr. J. Griffiths

Twenty of these locomotives were received by the Nigerian railways in the last three years. They recently had to be temporarily withdrawn from service for certain boiler repairs. Four are now back in use, six are under repair but are expected to be ready for service again by the end of March. Ten are awaiting examination and should be repaired by the end of May.