HC Deb 24 February 1942 vol 378 c8
21. Mr. Muff

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will take steps to extend the privilege now given to soldiers on leave from the Orkneys to personnel on leave from Northern Ireland by granting motor licence leave permits and petrol allowances?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir Kingsley Wood)

I have been asked to reply. This proposal would involve increased petrol consumption, and I regret that I cannot see my way to give effect to it.

Mr. Muff

Can the Chancellor of the Exchequer draw a distinction between the Orkneys and some of the remote parts of Northern Ireland?

Sir K. Wood

Yes, Sir. There are special conditions there.