HC Deb 22 June 1992 vol 210 cc31-2W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what talks he has had with British Rail about the covering of coal trucks passing through residential areas close to the port of Liverpool, to reduce the level of coal dust settling on people's homes; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Freeman

This is an operational matter for British Rail.

I understand that the hon. Member has written to the BR chairman and that the chairman will be replying shortly.