§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that C-licence holders who obtain a defence permit and who are not compelled to pay the rate of wages imposed on A-contract licences are able to compete under unfair conditions; and what steps he proposes to take to end this anomaly?
§ Captain Wallace
Where C operators compete unfairly in carrying goods for hire or reward the Regional Transport Commissioner may issue a restrictive permit preventing them from undertaking such work. In so far as it may be necessary in the national interest to allow C operators to carry for hire or reward, the wages position is covered by the Road Haulage (Emergency Provision) (Miscellaneous) Regulations, 1940, made by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour on 19th March last.