§ 22. Sir Adam Maitland
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he can make a statement as to the rationalisation of retail deliveries; and what steps are to be taken to save fuel, vehicles and man-power?
§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport (Mr. Noel-Baker)
In co-operation with the Ministry of Food and the Board of Trade, meetings have been held in the regions and in all the main towns in the country at which retailers have been asked to prepare schemes for rationalising their deliveries so as to secure the maximum econmy in the use of man-power, fuel and vehicles. There has been an excellent response and we are now awaiting the formulation of schemes which will be brought into opera tion as soon as they are ready.