HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 c1884
16. Mr. Lipson

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if persons who take advantage of the removal of the ban on travel abroad will be allowed to take their motor cars.

Mr. Gaitskell

No, Sir. I cannot grant allowances of petrol to motorists taking holidays abroad to enable them to get their cars to the ports.

Mr. Lipson

Is the Minister aware that the value of the removal of the ban on holidays abroad is lessened considerably if people cannot take their cars with them, and as only a small allowance of petrol will be required, will he not have another look at it?

Mr. Gaitskell

I cannot agree to grant petrol to enable people to motor abroad when it is denied to them to motor at home.

Mr. J. Langford-Holt

According to the wording of the Minister's answer, a motorist who takes his car to the port by rail, can take it abroad. Is that, in fact, what he means? Will he look at it again?

Mr. Gaitskell

I can only control the petrol issued to motorists. Any other question connected with travelling abroad must be addressed to my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer.