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Tyres (Scrap)

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 10 March 1943

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asked the Minister of Supply what percentage of giant tyres surrendered during the period 1st November, 1942, to 31st January, 1943, have proved to be scrap; and what further action he proposes to take about it?

The proportion is 72 per cent. Every effort is being made to reduce this wastage by intensifying inspection of vehicles, by propaganda, and by payments for tyres returned in a retreadable condition. It is now an offence to run tyres with the fabric showing and several prosecutions have been instituted.