HC Deb 06 June 1940 vol 361 c990
41. Mr. Stokes

asked the Minister of Economic Warfare whether he has any information as to the estimated stock of petroleum products in Italy at the beginning of the war, and at the end of April, 1940?

The Minister of Economic Warfare (Mr. Dalton)

Yes, Sir, I have very full information on this subject, but it is not in the public interest to disclose it.

Hon. Members

Do not give it.

Mr. Stokes

Will the Minister assure the House that, at any rate now, no further petrol beyond the peace-time requirements is being allowed past the contraband control?

Mr. Dalton

If my hon. Friend will excuse me, I prefer not to give an answer.