HC Deb 17 July 1913 vol 55 c1455W

asked the Secretary for War whether he is aware that Army petrol is being sold to officers at Aldershot and Farnborough at less than the usual retail price, and whether he will take immediate steps to put a stop to a practice so unfair to the local tradesmen?

Colonel SEELY

Petrol is issued to officers in the Aldershot Command on repayment at a price slightly above contract rates, because it is considered necessary to maintain in that command the large reserve required in case of emergency.