§ 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.