HC Deb 14 June 1956 vol 554 c50W
2. Mr. Warbey

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will give a general direction to the National Coal Board not to use road haulage for the transport of coal where facilities for transport by rail or waterway are available.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

No. Collieries are in fact laid out to move the bulk of output by rail. Facilities for loading road vehicles are limited and, where they are available, their use is in the last resort for the buyer to determine.

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