HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 c204W
114. Mr. Donner

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will reconsider his refusal to allow a further supplementary allowance of petrol to Mr. A. C. Lupton, of Rooksbury Mill, Andover, who has suffered several strokes, lost his speech and ability to write and who is dependent on his car for the sole pleasure left to him in life.

Mr. Robens

Much as I sympathise with Mr. Lupton, I find that he already receives an allowance greater than that normally granted on compassionate grounds and I regret that I would not be justified in increasing it.

116. Mr. Collins

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will grant a small allowance of petrol to private motorists desirous of giving driving instruction to the specified holder of a provisional driving licence.

Mr. Robens

No, any person wishing to give such instruction must, I am afraid, sacrifice a little of his standard ration.