HC Deb 15 November 1944 vol 404 c1978W
Captain P. Macdonald

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether priority will be given to coach owners in Defence areas, such as the Isle of Wight, who, owing to the war, have lost their businesses and had their vehicles requisitioned, to purchase other vehicles as soon as possible after the European war is over.

Mr. Noel-Baker

I fully appreciate the anxiety of the coach owners in Defence areas, to whom my hon. and gallant Friend refers, and, as soon as war necessities allow, their claims will be sympathetically considered. So long, however, as the supply of vehicles is less than the demand, the vehicles whichare available must be used for the provision of essential services.