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Road And Rail (Comparison)

Volume 466: debated on Tuesday 21 June 1949

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asked the Minister of Transport if he can estimate the percentage of difference in time and cost per ton mile between moving heavy freight by train as against moving it by road transport.

I am not aware of any sound basis on which such estimates could be framed.

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give any figures or statistics he has as to the relative number of drivers and engineers required per ton mile for freight moved by train and freight moved by road transport.