HC Deb 20 June 1917 vol 94 cc1802-3W

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the four tins of petrol which were on the 9th instant delivered to the district inspector of police in Bantry by one of the Admiralty boats were by way of a gift from the Admiralty; and if not how can he account for the transaction?


Nothing is known of this matter at the Admiralty.


asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether the district inspector of police in Bantry has a licence for the use of petrol; whether there is any restriction on the quantity he may use per month on his own car or on the car frequently lent to him by a local tradesman; whether this local tradesman is restricted in the quantity of petrol he may use in his private car; and whether he can account for the fact that this latter car is taken daily for long joy-runs while owners of cars in the district having public duties to perform are much handicapped through the shortage of petrol?


I am not, aware of the circumstances referred to in the question, but users of petrol are not entitled to be supplied with a larger amount of petrol than that in respect of which licences have been issued to them by the Petrol Control Committee, and licences for pleasure riding are not now being issued.