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Freight Traffic Restrictions

Volume 436: debated on Tuesday 15 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Transport whether the L.N.E.R. have banned the movement of goods from the West Riding of Yorkshire to Norfolk; why bales of utility cloth required at Gorleston-on-sea have still not been collected from Messrs Arnold. Senior and Company, Limited, Bottoms Mills, Birkenshaw, near Bradford, in spite of daily requests, since 24th February, to the Birkenshaw L.N.E.R. station; and when the required facilities will be provided.

The overriding priority accorded to coal and the transport difficulties caused by the snow and floods made it necessary for the railway company to impose severe restrictions upon the forwarding of freight traffic. The restriction affecting this consignment was withdrawn on 1st April