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Ice-Cream Distribution (Motor Vehicles)

Volume 380: debated on Wednesday 17 June 1942

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he will inquire into the necessity or desirability for motor-propelled vehicles to travel up to 14 miles from their depot or base to sell ice-cream by retail; and whether such vehicles are now included in the schemes for the rationalisation of retail deliveries?

Wholesale distribution of ice-cream to shops has been so arranged as to avoid unnecessary long-distance journeys. No fuel is issued for retail re-livery, except in accordance with local schemes of rationalisation. If my hon. Friend has in mind any specific instance where he considers that transport is being wasted, I shall be glad to look into it.