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Railways (Questions To Ministers)

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 November 1950

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asked the Prime Minister to which Minister Questions concerning the defence value of any United Kingdom railway should be addressed.

It would be convenient if such Questions were addressed to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport, though in some cases other Ministers might appropriately reply.

Does this mean that the responsibilities of the Minister of Transport extend to Northern Ireland?

Is the right hon. Gentleman certain that the Minister of Transport is competent to answer Questions on this particular point, bearing in mind the rules of procedure and the practice which has grown up with regard to Questions put to the Minister of Transport about the nationalised railways?