Sir J. D. REES
asked the Minister of Food whether, while there is a Government rebate of 1s. per cwt. for transport charges under the butter and cheese transport scheme, wholesalers who avail themselves of the use of Government vehicles are charged 1s. 6d. per cwt. of go ds delivered?
§ Mr. McCURDY
I presume the hon. Baronet refers to the arrangement put into force during the recent strike. Traders have already been informed by894W a circular letter dated the 2nd October that in cases such as those described any reasonable claims for the difference between the cost of transport by Government lorry and the usual flat rate of 1s. per cwt. will be paid by the Butter and Cheese Imports Committee, 222, Strand, W.C.