§ 12. Mr. Moss
asked the Paymaster-General if he is aware that for some time now large numbers of railway wagons have not been available for transport of coal from collieries as they are already full of unsaleable coal; and whether he will give a general direction to the National Coal Board to dispose of this coal by whatever means as soon as possible.
§ Mr. Maudling
The Board informs me that the mild weather and high production have led to some local difficulties but that there is no shortage of empty wagons for moving output. This matter is one of day-to-day operations best left to the Board.