HC Deb 05 February 1942 vol 377 cc1274-5
43. Mr. Lipson

asked the Secretary for Petroleum why he has abolished the basic petrol ration for commercial vehicles while retaining it for private motor-cars?

The Secretary for Petroleum (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)

The issue of basic rations to private cars is affected by considerations different from those applicable to goads vehicles.

Mr. Lipson

Does not the hon. Gentleman think that owners of commercial vehicles have a grievance in that their basic ration is done away with while private owners will still have theirs with which to do as they like? Would it not have been more in the national interest to start by abolishing the basic ration for private motorists rather than that of commercial users?