HC Deb 14 March 1944 vol 398 c14
11. Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what steps are taken to exercise reasonable control or supervision over the petrol used by our Allies in Britain so that additional supplies may be made available for the urgent needs of the civilian community.

Major Lloyd George

The arrangements made to exercise control or supervision over petrol used by Service personnel in this country are the same for Allied as for British personnel. Service requirements must, of course, be determined by the respective British and Allied Authorities, all of whom are concerned to secure the economical use of petrol and to prevent waste.

Sir T. Moore

Does my right hon. and gallant Friend realise that it is difficult to persuade our own people of the necessity to conserve petrol when they see large high-powered cars on the road belonging to our Allies and not always fully loaded?