HC Deb 05 April 1950 vol 473 c159W
Major Lloyd

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what amount of petrol was used in 1948 and 1949 by Government Departments, the Armed Forces, nationalised industries, the private sector of industry, commercial undertakings, and private individuals, respectively.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Statistics are not available regarding consumption of motor spirit by different classes of consumer, but the following estimates may be made of consumption in Great Britain in 1948 and 1949:

Thousand tons
1948 1949
Government Departments 112 95
Services 104 87
Private Motorists 1,380 1,500
Industrial, commercial and other consumers 2,579 2,885
TOTAL 4,175 4,567

Separate figures are not available of the consumption of motor spirit by nationalised industries.