HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 cc2175-6W

asked the right hon. Member for Barnard Castle, as representing the Ministry of National Service, whether his attention has been called to the waste of man-power, and of motor and other vehicles, which is involved in the present system of distribution of newspapers in the Metropolitan area; and whether steps will be taken to bring about a distribution of all newspapers, daily and evening, by one organisation?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The matter to which the hon. Member refers has been brought to the notice of the Director-General of National Service, and a meeting has taken place with representatives of firms interested in deliveries in London, though not of the newspaper firms. It is, however, not yet practicable to make any definite statement on the subject.