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Surplus Motor Cycle Tyres (Disposal)

Volume 441: debated on Monday 28 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Supply what the procedure is for the disposal of ex-W.D. motorcycle tyres; whether distribution of these tyres is confined to recognised tyre dealers; whether all dealers can get an allocation if they wish; and whether the selling price to the public is controlled.

These tyres are sold by competitive tender, and any recognised dealer may apply to be included in the list of firms invited to tender. The prices charged to the public are subject to the provisions of the Board of Trade Secondhand Goods Order.

Could my right hon. Friend assure the House that only registered, recognised hire dealers are permitted to tender for those supplies?