HC Deb 23 June 1937 vol 325 c1184
39. Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what was the total consumption of light and heavy oils in the Royal Air Force in the financial year 1936–37; how much of this was home-produced petrol; and what was the total price paid for oils in that financial year?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

It would be contrary to practice, and would not be in the public interest to give the information requested.

Mr. Garro Jones

What new element of public interest has arisen in the last two years which has made it necessary for the Air Ministry to change its practice in this matter?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

There is no new element. I think the hon. Member will recollect that he asked a question of a similar nature not long ago and received a similar answer.