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Tyres (Licences)

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 17 July 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if there has been any alteration recently in the allocation of tyres to commercial and private vehicles; if there has been a change in the relative allocation as between the two main classes of users; and if there is a possibility of increasing the allocation to commercial users.

Tyres are not subject to official allocation. The acquisition of new suitable tyres for motor cars is limited by licence to essential users such as owners of small commercial vehicles and E petrol coupon holders. This restriction will be relaxed as soon as there are adequate suplies to meet the requirements of the more essential users.