HC Deb 02 May 1950 vol 474 cc174-5W
76. Mr. Erroll

asked the President of the Board of Trade what estimate he has made of the increased cost of distribution resulting from the recent increase in the cost of petrol and commercial vehicles; and whether he will provide statistics relating to this matter.

Mr. H. Wilson

I am not in a position to make such an estimate in relation to consumer goods generally. The effect of an increase in road transport costs on the cost of distribution would vary from trade to trade.

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