§ 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 NOTES: * 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.