HC Deb 14 February 1917 vol 90 c622
53. Major NEWMAN

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that owners of private motor cars were not given intimation until the latter end of last month that the supply of petrol would certainly be restricted, if not altogether curtailed; whether he is aware that the majority of owners had already taken out licences for the year 1917; and whether, in view of the latest announcement of the Petrol Committee, the proportionate amount of their licences will be returned when facilities to obtain fuel cease?


If the effect of further restriction on the supply of motor spirit is, as contemplated by my hon. and gallant Friend, I shall be glad to consider his suggestion.