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Beer (Railway Transport, Burton-On-Trent)

Volume 380: debated on Wednesday 17 June 1942

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he is aware that 28 trains, loaded with beer, leave Burton-on-Trent each day; and whether he will, in the national interest, take steps to reduce this misuse of war-time transport and waste of coal?

About eight train-loads of beer a day are despatched by rail from Burton-on-Trent. Arrangements made with the brewers for the better loading of wagons have reduced the wagons required by about one-fifth.