§ Major KNIGHT
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that there is a probability that the available transport will be inadequate to collect and market the very heavy fruit crop expected in Worcestershire this year; and whether he will arrange that a sufficient number of Government motors shall be placed at the disposal of the Worcestershire Area Road Transport Committee to enable them to carry out this work?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
Representations have been made to the Board for the provision of further road transport facilities in Worcestershire, but the Board are not 807W a transport authority and have no powers to provide vehicles. The situation in Worcestershire to which my hon. Friend draws attention has been brought to the attention of the Minister-designate of Ways and Communications.