HC Deb 05 July 1948 vol 453 cc6-7W
63. Mr. Hardy

asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware that the Salford City Council cannot obtain a delivery of refuse collection vehicles which have been on order over 12 months; and in view of the fact that Salford is a fully built up area consisting of 175,000 people living in houses mainly two rooms up and two rooms down and that failure to collect the refuse is a menace to the health of the people, if he will expedite the delivery of these vehicles.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

As I informed the hon. Member for Royton (Mr. Sutcliffe) on 21st June, arrangements have recently been made to enable many more of these vehicles to be produced this year than would otherwise have been possible. Distribution is left to the industry, but increased production should result in quicker deliveries to the Salford Council.

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