HC Deb 09 April 1940 vol 359 c475
88. Mr. Simmonds

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he will allow to members of the ocean-going Mercantile Marine similar concessions regarding fuel for private motor vehicles whilst they are on leave as he has granted in the case of members of His Majesty's Forces?

Mr. Shakespeare

This question is at present under consideration, in consultation with the Service and other Departments concerned, but the Secretary for Mines is not yet in a position to make any statement.

Mr. Simmonds

Will my hon. Friend ask the Secretary for Mines to bear in mind that, although these men may not wear His Majesty's uniform, they are undertaking work equally important and dangerous with that of the Armed Forces?

Mr. Shakespeare

I will convey that matter to my hon. Friend the Secretary for Mines.