§ Major J. White
asked the Minister of War Transport if he is aware that on 1490W grounds of public health a Bedford four-wheel drive chassis for a cesspool emptier is urgently required by the Whitstable Urban District Council; that application for the same was first made in April, 1945; that a further application supported by the Ministry of Health was made to his Department on 25th October and remains unanswered; and when the council may expect to receive a licence to acquire a new vehicle.
§ Mr. Barnes
This is a Service type chassis of which there is no production for civilian use, but I am informed that a reconditioned ex-Army 3-ton chassis of the type required could be made available by the Ministry of Supply, who wrote to the Council on 8th October. No reply to that letter can be traced in either Department.