HC Deb 04 March 1948 vol 448 cc82-3W
41. Sir D. Robertson

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power when he hopes to reply to the letter of 1st December, 1947, from the hon. Member for Streatham in regard to a constituent's application for 10½ gallons of petrol per month for agricultural purposes.

Mr. Gaitskell

I much regret the delay in replying to the hon. Member, but the regional petroleum officer has only just heard from the agricultural executive committee that they support this application. An allowance is now being granted.

44. Sir J. Graham Kerr

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power why a country resident granted an allowance of petrol to cover his necessary journeys to his shopping centre is prohibited on such occasions from visiting a restaurant to obtain lunch or tea, seeing that such a visit does not, in itself, entail any expenditure of petrol.

Mr. Gaitskell

No such prohibition exists.

Mr. Amory

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, when considering the petrol needs for holiday purposes, he will bear in mind the contribution made to holiday accommodation by caravans and allow sufficient petrol for caravans to be towed to holiday sites by those using them.

Mr. Gaitskell

I will bear the hon. Member's suggestion in mind.