HC Deb 24 July 1916 vol 84 c1298

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the Petrol Control Board have restricted taxicab-owners and drivers to the use of 1½ gallons of petrol per day whereas for a normal day's work 3 gallons are necessary; and whether, in the interest of the men as also of the public, he will consider the desirability of advising the Board to permit an increased quantity of petrol to be supplied to these men?


I do not think that the effect of the restriction, which was based on the requirements as given by the persons interested, is always as great as stated by my right hon. Friend, but I am seeing what can be done in the matter. I am afraid though that, under present conditions, considerable restriction is necessary.