HC Deb 16 December 1949 vol 470 c353W
Mr. Pickthorn

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what proportions, by bulk and by value, of imported oil and petrol are used by road transport, excluding private passenger vehicles, and what proportions by such vehicles.

Mr. Robens

Separate figures showing the use of imported, as distinct from home produced, petroleum are not available. Private motoring accounts for approximately 10 per cent. by weight and 11 per cent. by value (c.i.f.) of all oil consumed in the United Kingdom. For other civilian road transport, the corresponding figures are 22 per cent. and 23 per cent. respectively.