HC Deb 23 April 1948 vol 449 c177W
Mr. Teeling

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many petrol coupons were returned to the regional office for the districts which include Hove during the last period by taxi-drivers; when that period ended; how many taxis are licensed to ply for hire in that district; and how many of these are licenced for Hove only.

Mr. Gaitskell

In the two-month period October to November, 1947, which is the last complete period for which figures are available, coupons equivalent to 6,546 gallons were returned by persons in

1938. 1941. 1944. 1947.
Non-industrial civil servants in Defence Departments 41,000 143,000* 241,000* 130,000†
Number of uniformed personnel to each civilian ‡ 9.5 22 21 11
* Includes the whole non-industrial staff of the Ministries of Supply and Aircraft Production, some part of which would not have been engaged on Defence work.
† Includes the proportion of the Ministry of Supply Staff estimated to have been engaged on Defence work.
‡ During the war, uniformed personnel occupied a number of posts which in peace are occupied by civilians.