§ Mr. Thorne
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can give any reason why so much road and rail transport is used in sending beer brewed in one county into another; and what action he intends taking about the matter?
Major Lloyd George
Exhaustive inquiry into the carriage of beer by road and rail indicates that upwards of 90 per cent. of the beer produced in the United Kingdom is distributed within 30 miles of the brewery where it is produced. Considerable economies have already been effected in the transport of beer sent to greater distances, and the practicability of affording still further relief to the railways and to road transport is under close examination.