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.