Motor Delivery Service, Kext.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 27th March 1922.

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Photo of Hon. Esmond Harmsworth Hon. Esmond Harmsworth , Isle of Thanet

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asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been drawn to the proposal of the Education Committee of the Kent County Council to purchase a motor-car for the delivery of stores to various districts within its area; how many motor-cars are to be employed in this service at the public expense; and whether it is his intention to take steps to prevent this extension of county council trading which is carried on to a very large extent at the cost of the ratepayers and to the serious disadvantage of individual enterprise within the area of the County Council?

Photo of Mr Herbert Fisher Mr Herbert Fisher , Combined English Universities

I am not aware of this proposal, but will communicate with the local education authority.