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Official Car Service

Volume 465: debated on Monday 16 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Supply what figures he has available to show how much overtime is being worked from time to time by drivers and staff of the official car service.

Overtime worked by drivers and staff of the official car service varies considerably in the car pools throughout the country. During the past six months the average overtime worked by each employee was 20 hours a month.

Are not these figures symptomatic of the gross waste of this service, and cannot economies be effected?


asked the Minister of Supply how many new cars have been purchased for the official car service since the beginning of the year; and what was their total cost.

As the service is already very well covered by new cars, could not these cars have been exported, instead of being added to this extravagant service?