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.