Ministry of Transport and successor, Co-ordination of Transport Files
This series consists of files dealing with various aspects of post-war planning in relation to inland transport and ports.
Ministry of War Transport, Co-ordination of Transport Branch, 1941-1946
In October 1940, at the instigation of the Minister Sir John Reith, a report was prepared by Dr.W.H.Coates of Imperial Chemicals Industry, and Sir Alfred Robinson, ex-Deputy Secretary of the Ministry, outlining the transport problem in Great Britain and proposing the establishment of a National Transport Corporation as a solution to the peace-time problem of road and rail competition.
In 1941 the War Cabinet considered the post-war reconstruction of the national transport system, and in June 1942 a further more detailed report by Dr. Coates, was submitted to the Cabinet, surveying the pre-war transport situation and discussing the possible courses of action for the future and their probable consequences. The Coates and Robinson papers, which include the preliminary draft of a Bill, were a prelude to the Transport Act, 1947
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