§ 25. Mr. MACPHERSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that there is no petrol available in Ross and Cromarty for the use of merchants, surveyors, and doctors who have to use cars on account of the long distances and the lack of convenient railway facilities; and if he will take the necessary steps to remedy this hardship?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Pretyman)
I am afraid that, in present circumstances, there are bound to be difficulties in certain cases in securing adequate supplies of petrol. I believe that I have received a complaint from the district mentioned, and it is being dealt with by the Committee which, as my hon. Friend will be aware, the Board of Trade have recently appointed to take steps for the control of the supply and distribution of petrol.