§ Major V. Adams
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he has any statement to make about the restoration of the basic petrol ration.
§ Sir D. Hacking
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he has any statement to make on the restoration of the basic ration of petrol.
§ Sir A. Maitland
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if the question of returning the basic petrol ration has been considered recently; and, if so, what decision has been reached.
§ Mr. I. Thomas
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in view of the improved supplies, he will restore the basic petrol ration.
§ Mr. Lipson
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is now able to say when a basic ration of petrol will again be allowed to private motorists.
Major Lloyd George
As soon as supply and other considerations permit, the 79W present system of rationing of petrol will be relaxed. The first relaxations to be granted will be directed to relieving those cases where the most hardship or inconvenience is caused by the present system. The whole question is being kept under constant review, but at the present time conditions are not such as to render any relaxation practicable.