HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 c96W
81. Mr. Lipson

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if persons living and working in places where electricity is the only means of heating, and who are suffering exceptional hardship from the ban on its use during certain hours, may be given priority to obtain paraffin oil.

Mr. Shinwell

I regret that supplies do not permit of this. The Kerosene Priority Scheme applies only to domestic users who have no other means of heating, cooking or lighting.

82. Mr. Stubbs

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if, in view of double summer time, he will see that more paraffin is available for the rural areas.

Mr. Shinwell

Domestic consumers who are solely dependent on Kerosene for heating, lighting or cooking are assured of specific allocations of paraffin under the Kerosene Priority Scheme. The scale of allocations which was drawn up in 1943 and is still in operation was based on double summer time.

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