§ 38. Flight-Lieutenant Raikes
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power, whether his attention has been drawn to a journey by motor-car of 160 miles each way to attend a political meeting made by the Dean of Canterbury on 10th July, 1942; whether he will make inquiry as to the amount of supplementary petrol allotted to this gentleman and for what purpose it was so allotted?
Major Lloyd George
A small allowance is made to the Dean of Canterbury for journeys in connection with the duties of his office. I have no information as to the journey to which the hon. and gallant Member refers, but I am making inquiries.
§ Mr. Rhys Davies
May we take it that there is no differentiation in the amount of petrol allowed to a Communist speaker, as compared with the amount which would be allowed to a Tory or Liberal speaker?
§ Major Petherick
Will the Minister take into consideration that it would be wholly outrageous, if this allegation were true, to give a 320 mile petrol allowance to a 843 prelate of notoriously subversive views, when allowances are cut down for members of the Army, Navy and Air Force?