HC Deb 16 July 1941 vol 373 c597
62. Captain Profumo

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether, in view of the shortage of petrol, as well as the necessity for speeding up delivery, distribution and transport of so many important commoditits, he will consider establishing common depots at various points on our main arterial routes at which vehicles of all types, both service and civilian, could call in order to reload, so that the return journey, so often made empty, could be fully utilised?

Colonel Llewellin

Even if it were possible to gives effect to it, I am by no means sure that my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion would have the results which he anticipates, but I will be glad to discuss it with him.