HC Deb 19 March 1940 vol 358 c1802
42. Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware of the disappointment felt by men and women of the voluntary transport service in Birmingham who attend at railway stations at night with their motor cars for the purpose of taking serving men on leave to their homes, but are denied extra petrol coupons beyond their ordinary standard ration; and will he take steps to release extra petrol to these voluntary workers to enable them to carry on this useful work?

Mr. Lloyd

I have given careful consideration to this question, but I am not satisfied that this service could not be organised without the issue of supplementary allowances of petrol. I should be glad to confer with my hon. Friend on the subject.

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