§ 23. Sir HUGH SEELY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what was the expenditure on petrol by the Royal Air Force on home service during the past financial year: and what proportion of this sum was clue to the excise duty of 8d. per gallon charged on this fuel?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
It would not be in the public interest to give the precise information requested in the first part of the question, but I may say that the total estimate for petrol for the Royal Air Force in 1935–36 is slightly over £1,000,000. The answer to the second part is about 41 per cent.
§ Mr. GARRO-JONES
Is it not in the public interest to say from whom this petrol is purchased and the price per gallon?