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Road Haulage Charges (Costs)

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1952

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85.

asked the Minister of Supply whether his attention has been called to an increase in road haulage charges of 10 per cent. as from 1st April; and what effect this will have on the cost of transport of materials coming under his control.

Yes. The effect of this increase on iron and steel costs can be assessed only broadly. It is estimated at 3d. to 4d. a ton on the costs of steel.