HC Deb 20 November 1945 vol 416 cc204-5
19. Major Wilkes

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, bearing in mind the recent 25 per cent. increase in the basic petrol ration for motorists, he will reconsider his decision to cut off the five gallons monthly petrol allowance previously allowed to owners of motor-boats, thus allowing the working-men members of the Ouseburn motor-boat club, full particulars of which have been sent him, to take advantage of the fishing season.

Mr. Shinwell

As I informed my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Winchester (Captain G. Jeger) on 30th October, petrol allowances for private motor-boating have always been confined to the summer months, and when these allowances were restored last June the same rule applied. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has local arrangements for granting an allowance at any time to any motor-boat owner who can show that this is likely to result in his catching marketable quantities of fish.

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