HC Deb 08 July 1941 vol 373 cc15-6
27. Mr. Granville

asked the Secretary for Petroleum what monthly allowance of petrol coupons for private use is given to. members of the Royal Air Force engaged in flying duties on operational command?

The Secretary for Petroleum (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)

Apart from the basic ration, a member of an operational crew of the Royal Air Force may receive petrol coupons when on leave for 300 miles a quarter. In cases where other means of transport are not reasonably practicable, he may also receive coupons for 250 miles a quarter for travelling between his unit and his leave address.

Mr. Granville

Apart from the ordinary leave allowance, is my hon. Friend satisfied that these members of the R.A.F. get an adequate private allowance of petrol to enable them to get proper rest and relaxation, as some R.A.F. stations are many miles from towns? Is it fair that they should not have sufficient petrol for that purpose, when large numbers of cars are used to attend race meetings?

Mr. Lloyd

That is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Air. These arrangements were made in agreement with him.