HC Deb 03 March 1947 vol 434 cc7-8
12. Mr. Follick

asked the Minister of Supply if he will restrict the manufacture of omnibuses and coaches to about six or eight types because, at present, the large diversity of models is impeding the output.

Mr. Wilmot

I understand that a reduction in the number of types of public service vehicle bodies as a means to increased output is already under active consideration between the industry and the operators.

Mr. Follick

Is the Minister aware that output of buses is being greatly retarded because each authority and bus company have their particular fancies upon which they insist when placing orders?

Mr. Wilmot

As I have said, this question is being tackled.

Mr. Mikardo

Does not the necessity to reduce the numbers of models apply equally to private cars?

Mr. Wilmot

Yes, Sir, it does, and it is being done in that case also.