HC Deb 17 January 1945 vol 407 c177W
Mr. R. Duckworth

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport to what extent food retailers are availing themselves of his offer of extra petrol to enable house deliveries to be resumed.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Owing to the present shortages of man-power, vehicles and goods, many traders have found it impracticable to improve their service of retail deliveries. In consequence, the amount of additional petrol issued for this purpose has so far been relatively small.