HC Deb 17 August 1916 vol 85 c2053
37. Mr. HOGGE

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether all the taxi-cab drivers in Edinburgh have a uniform allowance of petrol; and, if not, what is the reason of the distinction?


Taxi-cab drivers in Edinburgh have been allowed 50 per cent, of their requirements, as shown by them at the time the census was taken for the purposes of the Petrol Control Committee, and if their normal consumption for petrol was not uniform before the census, the allowances granted to the drivers will not be uniform. If there is a general wish on the part of the Edinburgh drivers for a uniform allowance the Petrol Control Committee will be prepared to arrange for such an allowance on the lines followed in London.