HC Deb 24 April 1950 vol 474 cc53-4W
96. Mr. Follick

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power, in view of the doubling of the petrol ration, if private car and motor cycle users will be allowed to bank their coupons and spread the total over the whole year in such a way as those owners who prefer to save their coupons in the winter may have the benefit of the extra mileage in the summer.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

Every standard ration coupon can be used at any time during the six months' period for which it is issued; it is also valid for the five months after the month to which it relates. This arrangement allows a large proportion of the coupons for the winter period to be used in summer, and I think it is, therefore, unnecessary, as on other grounds, it is undesirable, to do what my hon. Friend suggests.