HC Deb 12 March 1917 vol 91 cc691-2
5. Mr. FELL

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has considered the question of the labour involved in the unnecessary carriage of beer about the country by train and drays and lorries; and will he consider the desirability of preventing this by making a town with a brewery consume the beer made there instead of sending quantities to another town also with a brewery which sends quantities of beer to the first town?


This matter has already been very carefully considered, but it has not been thought necessary to take action in the direction suggested. The majority of brewers, I understand, send their beer short distances only.


Does not the hon. Gentleman think a good deal might be done, at any rate in certain towns?


I can assure my hon. Friend that this matter has received the careful consideration of the Railway Executive