HC Deb 07 February 1945 vol 407 c2082W
Mr. Robertson

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport if he will review the transport engaged in coal distribution in London, which is quite inadequate to meet the essential needs of consumers.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Under normal conditions the transport engaged in coal distribution in London is fully adequate for the task. It was necessary to expand the facilities available to meet the recent sudden emergency, but I am glad to assure my hon. Friend that my Department were able to find all the lorries for which they were asked. Steps have already been taken to secure a fuller use of the vehicles normally engaged in this work, and I am considering, in collaboration with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Fuel and Power, whether this process can be carried further.