HC Deb 24 April 1950 vol 474 c52W
78. Sir H. Williams

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the total cost of petrol rationing, including salaries, rents, rates, printing, postages and sundries; and what this cost amounts to per gallon of petrol rationed.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

The cost of the staff employed on petrol rationing in Great Britain is £680,000 a year, or 0.35 of a penny per gallon of petrol rationed. The cost of accommodation, postage and stationery is borne by the Departments responsible for those common services; I have no precise information about the amounts involved, but I think they may be roughly estimated at £200,000 or 0.1 of a penny per gallon.