§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked whether the stocks of non-duty-paid petrol existing in the country prior to 30th April last have now been practically exhausted; if so, whether the users of commercial petrol are now entitled to the rebate provided under the provisions of the Finance Bill; and, if so, whether he has made the necessary regulations for the obtaining of such rebates?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
It is understood that the stocks of non-duty-paid petrol are still very considerable. Users of commercial petrol are now entitled to claim rebate upon all petrol used by them which has paid duty. Regulations have been drawn to enable users to obtain petrol duty free, or at half duty, as the case may be, from bond, or to claim rebate if the full duty has been paid.