§ Major EDWARD WOOD
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of 2071W Agriculture whether, in view of the fact that his Department is conducting investigations into the comparative merits of verious methods of rural transportation, he will, with this purpose, consider the desirability of proceeding with the construction of the light railway to Kirkby Malzeard, near Ripon, which was officially sanctioned in 1906 and which is now urgently desired by the locality?2072W
Sir ARTHUR BOSCAWEN
The need of additional transport in the district referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend is being investigated together with that of other rural districts. What support the Government will accord to light railway schemes will be a question for the Ministry of Ways and Communications so soon as that body is constituted.