HC Deb 08 July 1915 vol 73 cc533-4

asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider, under existing legislation, the commandeering of all private motor vehicles, other than those used for business purposes, in order to release for war work the services of thousands of young chauffeurs, mechanics, and others connected with the trade; whether he is aware that this course has already been adopted by the French Government; and whether, in view of the fact that economy in petrol is desirable, he will consider the adoption of this step in order to assist the nation at the present time?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Barnsley on the 30th June, of which I am sending him a copy.