§ Mr. Nutting
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will consider reducing or prohibiting the petrol allowance for private motor boats used solely for pleasure in order to increase the supply of petrol available for essential business purposes.
§ Mr. Shinwell
Allowances of petrol for essential business purposes are assessed on the individual requirements of applicants. I should not, in any case, feel justified in reducing or prohibiting the petrol allowance for private motor boats without considering similar action in respect of the basic ration for private cars and motor cycles.257W