HC Deb 09 March 1926 vol 192 c2093
48. Viscount SANDON

asked the Prime Minister whether, seeing that about 100 million gallons of foreign petrol would be required to be imported annually to do the work at present done by steam road wagons, using British coal, without allowing for their expanding business, he will see that steps are taken to secure the maintenance of this industry when the coal situation and road transport taxation are reviewed?


All relevant considerations will be duly weighed before a decision is taken on this subject. I cannot, however, accept my noble Friend's estimate of the amount of petrol that would be required as an equivalent to the work performed by steam road wagons.