§ 63. Captain GANZONI
asked the Prime Minister whether he proposes to take any steps to put an end to the Petrol Control Department; and, if so, when?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The Prime Minister has asked me to answer this question. As intimated on Monday last in reply to the hon. Members for Ashford and Pontypool, legislation would be required to remove the existing obligation on petrol users to take out licences. It will not be possible in anticipation of the Budget statement, to make any announcement regarding the termination of the work of the Petrol Control Department.
§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
Pending the Budget Statement, will my hon. Friend do his best to reduce this petrol nuisance as soon as possible?
Colonel C. LOWTHER
Seeing that this was a war emergency measure, is not the continuance of this control causing inconvenience and hardship to engineers and others who use petrol?