HC Deb 23 January 1941 vol 368 cc318-9W
Mr. Thurtle

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider making the necessary arrangements for the men engaged in learning to drive motor lorries to devote their practice journeys to the collection of dumps of iron and other war material collected in accordance with the request of the Government and now lying unutilised in all parts of the country for want of transport to collect it?

Mr. Law

I regret that my hon. Friend's suggestion is not considered to be practicable. Training in driving must be carried out on a fixed routine and over routes selected for the purpose, in order to obtain the maximum result in the time allotted.