Distribution (Transport Facilities).

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons at on 10 November 1919.

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Photo of Mr Samuel Finney Mr Samuel Finney , Stoke-on-Trent Burslem

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asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the resolution passed by the council of the county borough of Stoke-on-Trent asking that steps be immediately taken to ensure, as far as possible, that food shall reach the consumer with the minimum risk of it becoming spoiled in transit, and that the Government arrange for the more speedy clearance of food by means of the railway, and insist upon the provision of properly equipped cold-storage carriages on the railways for the conveyance of food; and whether he will indicate the steps the Government have taken in the matter?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

I have received the resolution referred to, but I can add nothing to the answer given on Monday last by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport when he stated that every effort would be made to meet cases of the nature indicated in the question.