HC Deb 18 November 1948 vol 458 c58W
65. Mr. Teeling

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is considering increasing petrol allowances to commercial travellers; and if he is aware of the considerable hardship that the continued 10 per cent. cut in their allowances is causing throughout the country.

68. Mr. M. Lindsay

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he has any further statement to make about petrol allocations to commercial travellers.

Mr. Gaitskell

As my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary informed the hon. Member for Macclesfield (Air-Commodore Harvey) on 11th November, I have received certain proposals from the United Commercial Travellers' Association regarding petrol allocations to commercial travellers and these are now being examined.

Sir F. Sanderson

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will consider increasing the allocation of petrol to commercial travellers to implement their ration of 4.3 gallons per week, which amount includes the standard ration, and only permits them to do an average of 120 miles per week and is affecting their work.

Mr. Gaitskell

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I have given today to the hon. Member for Brighton (Mr. Teeling).