§ 38. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the great difficulties that municipal road authorities in London have in obtaining suitable and cheap road-making 1251 materials; and can he assist these authorities in any way, either by his Department obtaining supplies direct or by securing that reasonable shipping facilities be granted to the Channel Islands, where a good deal of suitable material came from in pre-War days?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Mr. Neal)
I have been asked to answer this question. The attention of the Minister of Transport has frequently been called by highway authorities, both in London and in the provinces, to their difficulties in obtaining road-making materials, and the officers of the Ministry are doing everything possible to assist. I am informed that the shipping facilities for the transport of material from the Channel Islands have improved during the past few months.