HC Deb 17 March 1947 vol 435 c18W
81. Sir A. Gridley

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the inconvenience caused to the rail and road undertakings when industrial establishments working a five-day week have no staff available to take deliveries of goods on Saturdays; and what steps he is taking to get over these difficulties so as to avoid fruitless journeys and expense.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

Yes, Sir. All Government Departments in such circumstances have been asked to ensure that staff are available for reception of goods. A request to industry to make similar arrangements is being made through the regional boards. I cannot urge too strongly the need for such arrangements to avoid waste of transport facilities.

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