HC Deb 30 May 1940 vol 361 cc680-1W
Mr. Mort

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware of the waste, in effort and mechanical power, now going on in the distribution of bread; and whether he will take steps to avoid this by the registration of customers and deliveries made in closely prescribed areas?

Mr. Boothby

I understand that economies in bread delivery have already been made in certain localities by agreement amongst bakers and because of the limitation of petrol supplies. My Noble Friend has already invited the Bakers' and Confectioners' Advisory Committees for England and Wales and for Scotland to suggest what further economies can be made, and he will see that the hon. Member's proposals are fully considered.

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