§ Mr. Stubbs
asked the Minister of War Transport why a doctor has been refused a licence to purchase a reconditioned engine for a motor-car, whilst a licence is granted to a midwife or a nurse. Mr. Barnes: The Question presumably refers to a spares shortage certificate for which doctors, nurses and midwives are accorded priority. If my hon. Friend will give me details of any particular case he has in mind I will make inquiries. Spares shortage certificates have recently been discontinued in respect of certain manufacturers who are able to meet requirements for their cars.