HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 cc697-8W
Wing-Commander Wright

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the present chaotic condition of the motor transport repair industry, which may shortly bring about a serious breakdown in motor transport, he will at once appoint a director of motor transport maintenance with instructions to co-ordinate the use of available resources of man-power and machine tools, and with power to arrange priorities?

Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon

While I do not accept my hon. and gallant Friend's premises, I am very conscious of the importance of ensuring, as far as is practicable, all necessary repair facilities for motor transport. It will, however, be appreciated that motor transport repairs cannot be viewed in isolation and that an appointment such as is suggested would not affect the primary question of allocating to the best advantage the claims upon available plant, labour and materials of competing services. The decision of priority between these claims must rest with the Government.

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