HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 cc1889-90
34. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power why bonâ fide commercial travellers are only issued with S petrol coupons; and whether he will change them over to E coupons to enable the commercial travellers to purchase new tyres for their vehicles as many of them are unable to continue their businesses owing to worn-out tyres.

Mr. Gaitskell

I cannot issue E coupons to any class of car owner merely to provide a claim for replacement of tyres. The conditions governing the supply of tyres for motor vehicles are of course a matter for my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade.

Mr. Turton

Is the Minister aware that his administration is bearing harshly on commercial travellers, and will he take up this matter with the President of the Board of Trade with a view to getting an alteration?

Mr. Gaitskell

I am sure my right hon. Friend is naturally anxious to do anything he can to help the commercial community.

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