HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 cc345-6W
124. Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that all motor-cars over 20 h.p. get the same bask ration of 15 gallons per month; and whether he will consider increasing the basic allowance on a sliding scale for horse-power in excess of 20.

Mr. Shinwell

The average monthly basic petrol ration for private cars of 20 h.p and over is 15½ gallons. I regret that I am unable to increase the allowances for cars in excess of 20 h.p.

Sir G. Fox

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power when it is expected that petrol coupons will be supplied to colonial civil servants on leave; and why no consideration is given to these visitors who have spent long periods abroad due to the war, thereby injuring their health and being in need of recreation and rest.

Mr. Shinwell

A leave allowance of petrol, sufficient to cover 300 miles' travel may now be granted to any British sub- ject who returns to the United Kingdom on leave from abroad. The allowance is available for use in a car registered in the name of the applicant, or his wife, or her husband, or by one of their parents.