§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has considered the correspondence which has been sent him concerning petrol rationing in the Channel Islands; and in view of the further evidence therein contained, if he will reconsider the whole matter and make a statement.
§ Mr. Ede
The reasons for asking the Channel Islands to adopt a petrol rationing scheme similar to our own, was to save dollars by cutting out all unessential motoring. This was fully explained in a Home Office letter of 6th November last248W which was published in the Islands and of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy. I have considered the correspondence which the hon. Member sent me, and I see nothing in it to cause me to add anything to the Home Office letter.