HC Deb 23 May 1947 vol 437 c308W
Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that fish delivered to retailers in Brentford and Chiswick arrives so late that it is not available for sale to the public until 11.30 a.m.; and whether he will take steps to ensure earlier deliveries to retailers in the borough.

Mr. Strachey

Traders make their own arrangements for deliveries and those who can use their own vans should be able to open their shops in Brentford and Chiswick between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Others, who are in the majority, are dependent on carriers and if a carrier does not leave Billingsgate Market until 10 a.m., when police regulations compel him to leave, delivery would not be effected before 11.15 or 11.30 a.m.

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