HC Deb 27 May 1946 vol 423 cc126-7W
Mr. McKie

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make an increased supply of tyres available, in view of the difficulty that commercial and private users are experiencing in obtaining typres and the inconvenience thereby caused.

Mr. Belcher

The production of all types of tyres has increased greatly in recent months and will continue to increase as additional labour is absorbed and trained in the factories. Larger supplies are already reaching both commercial and private users.

Mr. Barton

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is yet possible to abolish the tyre rationing system under which the retail sale of new tyres is limited to authorised tyre depots.

Mr. Belcher

From 1st June the system of authorised tyre depots will be abolished. New motor car tyres will be obtainable from any trader on presentation of the same authorisation as at present. I regret that it is not at present possible to extend the classes of persons who may obtain such lyres. At the same time, the distribution of other new tyres will be freed from all restriction.