§ Mr. Lipson
asked the Secretary for Mines what steps are taken to ensure that no garages and filling-stations are supplying petrol to their customers without requiring coupons; and to ensure that the regulations for the sale of petrol are strictly enforced?1334W
§ Mr. Lloyd
It is an offence under the Defence Regulations to supply petrol to consumers except against the surrender of coupons and several prosecutions have already been undertaken. In addition, garage proprietors can only obtain fresh supplies on surrender to their suppliers of the requisite number of coupons.
§ Mr. Hannah
asked the Secretary for Mines why the Petroleum Board allows commercial users of petrol to deduct ¾d. from the 1s. 7d. price of each gallon of motor spirit they buy, while garage-keepers, who have to make their living from sales, get no such rebate?
§ Sir H. Morris-Jones
asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is now able to grant a concession of a small extra ration of petrol during their Christmas and New Year leave to officers and men in the Services who possess cars?
§ Mr. Robert Morgan
asked the Secretary for Mines in how many cases firms employing a small number of commercial travellers who are unable to effect any appreciable economy by a pooling system have received extra allowances of petrol; and what proportion these firms represent of all firms employing commercial travellers?