HC Deb 15 July 1941 vol 373 cc457-8
65. Sir Percy Hurd

asked the Secretary for Petroleum whether he is aware that in many villages, as in Wiltshire where there are many evacuated children, all the cooking of the household has to be done on an oil stove, there being no gas or elec- tricity as in towns; and whether an increased allowance of oil will be made in such cases to permit of a supply of hot water and of cooked meals?

The Secretary for Petroleum (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)

Yes, Sir. The arrangements made by the Petroleum Board for the supply of paraffin provide for special consideration being given to rural districts of which the population has been increased by evacuation.

Sir P. Hurd

Does my hon. Friend know that the ration has been recently decreased? Had he that in mind as well when we made that answer?

Mr. Lloyd

If my hon. Friend has any special case, I will look into it.