HC Deb 31 October 1949 vol 469 c11
17. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the petrol consumption of the Fighting Services and the civilian population of this country, respectively, for any recent six months.

Mr. Gaitskell

In the six months March to August last, civilian consumption of motor spirit in the United Kingdom amounted to 2,377,000 tons and consumption by the Fighting Services to 46,000 tons.