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Steel Wagons, Martin Mill

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that a considerable number of steel wagons in new condition are standing empty in sidings at Martin Mill Station; how many wagons there are and for how long they have been standing in the sidings; and what reason there is to prevent them from being brought into active use for the carriage of seed potatoes and coal.

I am aware that there are 117 steel wagons standing at Martin Mill, awaiting side and end doors, which manufacturers have so far been unable to supply owing to shortage of steel. All possible steps are being taken to expedite the completion of the wagons.