HC Deb 15 March 1926 vol 193 cc33-4
60. Mr. REMER

asked the Postmaster- General how many gallons of petrol were purchased by the Post Office in 1925; how many gallons were refined by British labour: and how many gallons by foreign labour?


The answer to the first part of the question is about l½ million gallons per annum: and to the second part, that, since companies concerned have refineries both here and abroad, no estimate can be made as to the point referred to. Purchases are made by the Post Office in consultation with the Petrol Sub-Committee of the Contracts Co-ordinating Committee.


Is it not very important that the Department should use as far as possible petrol that has been refined by British labour?

Viscount WOLMER

Yes, Sir. I quite agree.