§ Mr. Montague
asked the Minister of Supply whether, in view of the fact that it is an offence to run on tyres with the fabric showing and the frequent appeals to motorists to have their tyres retreaded before reaching that stage, he will take steps to remove the restriction which at 1328W present debars commercial representatives in receipt of "S" supplementary coupons from obtaining the necessary permit to have worn tyres retreaded?
§ Mr. Peat
I regret that in view of the serious shortage of rubber it is not possible to provide fresh tyres for holders of "S" coupons generally. Arrangements have, however, been made with the Ministry of Fuel and Power to give exceptional treatment, through the regional petroleum officers, to cases of special hardship, such as serious physical disablement, or complete dependence on the car for livelihood in a business of real value to the community.