HC Deb 29 January 1948 vol 446 c174W
97. Mr. Assheton

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many motorists received a basic ration of petrol last August and how many motor cyclists; and what was the wholesale ex-duty cost of petrol supplied to meet these basic rations.

Mr. Gaitskell

Approximately 1,950,000 cars and 520,000 motor cycles had a basic ration for the month of August, 1947; the wholesale ex-duty cost of the petrol supplied for the basic ration in August was approximately—1,230,000.