HC Deb 17 August 1916 vol 85 cc2053-4
39. Mr. R. MCNEILL

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that a German named Kearton, manager of a colliery at Chislet, Kent, is constantly to be seen driving about in a motor car, especially when any movement of troops takes place in the district; whether this man has a licence to use a motor car, and, if so, for what reason the licence was granted; and if he will say what allowance of petrol has been allotted to him under the recent restriction orders?


The Chislet Colliery Company have been licensed to be supplied with 10 gallons of petrol a month for a motor car. I understand that no licence for petrol for a motor car has been issued to Mr. Kearton personally. The remainder of the hon. Gentleman's question relates to matters with which the Home Office appear to be concerned, and I will draw their attention to it.