HC Deb 22 November 1967 vol 754 cc371-2W
122. Mr. S. O. Davies

asked the Minister of Transport if she is aware that, as a result of instructions to traders issued by her Department, perishable goods, such as food, are brought by rail from Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil, a distance of 24 miles, are then taken back to Pontypridd by rail which is 12 miles from Merthyr Tydfil, and then after considerable delay are brought from Pontypridd to Merthyr by road; and if she will revoke these instructions.

Mr. John Morris

There have been no instructions on this. Arrangements for freight traffic are matters of management for the Railways Board. They assure me that the arrangements they have made are not as described by my hon. Friend.