HC Deb 26 November 1945 vol 416 cc881-2
32. Mr. Renton

asked the Minister of War Transport what is the policy of his Ministry with regard to the grant of road hauliers licences for the carriage of vegetables in the Eastern and North Midland Regions; and why in the Eastern Region A licence vehicles are restricted to a 60-mile radius, whereas in the North Midland Region licences are granted without restriction, although similar conditions prevail in both regions.

Mr. Barnes

General road traffic for distances over 60 miles is normally carried by the Road Haulage Organisation. Permits for such movements by vehicles outside the Organisation are granted in accordance with the general transport situation in the locality concerned.

Mr. Renton

When will the right hon. Gentleman be in a position to put the hauliers in adjoining areas in the same position instead of maintaining this artificial distinction?

Mr. Barnes

The whole problem involved in this type of traffic will be under very careful review in the near future.

Mr. De la Bère

In the meantime it is in a terrible muddle.