§ 56. Mr. J. Morrison
asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the total amount and cost of petrol used by his Department in the first three months of 1948; and what were the figures in the first three months of 1947.
§ Mr. T. Williams
The total quantity of petrol used on the business of my Department (including that used by the county agricultural executive committees for executive and operational purposes) during the first three months of 1948 was approximately 2,960,000 gallons, at a cost of £275,000 as compared with 2,465,000 gallons at a cost of £212,000 in the first three months of 1947, when travel conditions were difficult and much work on the land was held up.