HC Deb 17 March 1952 vol 497 cc172-3W
66. Major Markham

asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a statement as to the directions he will give the British Transport Commission, in view of the national emergency, to permit railway carriage works to assist in the re-armament drive.

Mr. Maclay

As in the late war the capacity of railway workshops will be used for re-armament work where it is suitable and where it is necessary to supplement existing industrial capacity. The British Transport Commission would undertake such work by a direction issued under Defence Regulation 55 (2A).