§ 67. Sir CHARLES HENRY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of a probable General Election this year or early next and the change in many instances of the areas of constituencies, he will arrange for facilities to existing Members or prospective candidates to have an adequate supply of petrol in order to get round the constituencies in which they may be interested?
§ Mr. WARDLE
No special facilities will be granted to Members, or to prospective candidates, for the purpose of enabling them to visit constituencies in which they may be interested, but it has been decided to grant special facilities, during the period of an election only, to bonâ-fide Parliamentary candidates and their election agents. The facilities will consist of a motor-spirit licence for a quantity of petrol depending upon the area of the constituency, and a special permit to use a motor car issued under the Motor Spirit (Consolidation) and Gas Restriction Order, 1918.
§ Mr. GULLAND
Can the right hon. Gentleman define the period of the election? Is it to be from now onward or from the date of the nominations?
§ Mr. MORRELL
Seeing that the constituencies got on very well before the introduction of motor cars, will not this be a waste of petrol?