HC Deb 15 May 1947 vol 437 c183W
89. Mr. Medlicott

asked the Minister of Supply if he is aware of the extent to which residents in Norfolk and other large counties, including, especially, workers living in the country and working in the towns, and many agricultural labourers, are dependent upon bicycles as their means of transport; that the reduction in steel supplies to the cycle industry will be a serious matter for these country dwellers; and if he will endeavour to ensure that the production of bicycles for use in this country is maintained.

Mr. Leonard

Yes, Sir. We fully appreciate the problems referred to and have in our allocations given due regard to them, but the steel at our disposal is limited.