§ Colonel RAWSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the possible coal strike and the consequent dislocation of traffic facilities, he can see his way to remit the Regulations limiting the amount of petrol and oil which country dealers are allowed to keep on their premises, and so enable them to have larger stocks to deal with any emergency.
§ Mr. McKENNA
The President of the Board of Trade has asked me to reply to this question. There is at present no restriction on the amount of ordinary oil
having a flash point of seventy-three degrees Fahrenheit or over that may be kept by a dealer. The amount of petrol that may be kept is governed by the terms of the licence issued by the local authority in whom the administration of the Petroleum Acts is vested, and I have no statutory power of intervention except in cases of appeal.