HC Deb 07 July 1949 vol 466 cc173-4W
76. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that his refusal to grant additional supplementary petrol to Mr. Basil Johnston, auctioneer and valuer, of Boroughbridge, has prevented a number of claims from being submitted by the date stipulated under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947, and has held up farm valuations in the North Riding; and what action he is taking to remedy this dislocation of business and loss that has been caused.

Mr. Robens

The allowance granted to Mr. Basil Johnston for the current rationing period took into consideration the special needs referred to by the hon. Member, and should have been adequate for his purposes.

77. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will reconsider the application of Mr. W. J. J. Dando, of 138 Malefant St. Cathays, Cardiff, for a supplementary petrol allowance for his private hire car, in view of the exceptional circumstances of this case.

Mr. Robens

Mr. Dando has applied for permission to transfer a hire car allowance from Ystrad Mynach to Cardiff, but as we are advised that the hire car facilities in Cardiff are already fully adequate to meet essential requirements my right hon. Friend cannot agree to his request.