HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 c2108W
Captain Plugge

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware of the difficulty of motorists who wish to obtain petrol for their cars which are laid up at the present time and which they propose to licence as from 21st March, the day before Good Friday; and whether, in such cases, he will relax the present regulation which makes it impossible to obtain petrol coupons without producing the actual licence form?

Mr. Lloyd

It has been arranged by the Ministry of Transport that provided applications are made in good time to the local taxation offices these licences will be delivered on the 20th March, and it has been further arranged, in order to obviate the difficulty to which the hon. and gallant Member refers, that the local taxation offices will issue with every such licence basic ration coupons covering the remainder of the rationing period, that is, from 21st March to 30th April.