HC Deb 22 July 1941 vol 373 c772
29. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox

asked the Secretary for Petroleum whether he can take any steps to secure a more equitable distribution of paraffin through country districts as many villages find difficulty in obtaining a. regular and adequate supply for cooking and lighting?

Mr. Lloyd

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Peters-field (Sir G. Jeffreys) on the 17th instant, of which I am sending him a copy.

Sir A. Knox

Are any active steps being taken to improve the distribution? Does the hon. Gentleman realise that many villages depend on paraffin for lighting and heating?

Mr. Lloyd

There is no intention of permitting the unnecessary use of paraffin.