HC Deb 03 May 1939 vol 346 c1877
66. Brigadier-General Clifton Brown

asked the Secretary for Mines whether any arrangements have been made in an emergency to supply farmers with paraffin and petrol for their tractors and to whom should they apply for a permit; and whether householders who will be billeting refugees will be given permits for oil for their engines to run their electric light, pumping, etc., in country districts?

Mr. Cross

Plans for regulating the supply of petroleum products in an emergency are being made and suitable notice by means of a public announcement will be given of the steps which those requiring supplies should take.

Brigadier-General Brown

Can my hon. Friend say when it is likely that an announcement will be made?

Mr. Cross

If any regulation of supplies were decided upon an announcement would have to be made.

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