§ Mr. Evelyn Walkden
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether new omnibuses 1547W are yet available for delivery to local authorities and omnibus companies in the provinces, where the shortage of transport is most pronounced; and what proportion of these vehicles will be issued to the London Passenger Transport Board as compared with the towns and cities in the Midlands and the industrial North?
§ Colonel Llewellin
A limited number of new omnibuses are in the course of production and delivery. They are allocated to operators, municipal and other, according to the needs of transport. The provisional allocations for the Metropolitan Region and for the five Midland and Northern Regions of England, taken together, are approximately in the ratio of one to three. The allocations may be varied in the light of changing circumstances.