HC Deb 06 February 1957 vol 564 cc48-9W
22. Mr. Chapman

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation on what grounds he has refused to investigate the complaints conveyed to him in correspondence by hon. Members that particular allocations of petrol to constituents are unjust.

Mr. Watkinson

It was clear to me from over 400 letters received from hon. Members that their constituents would best be assisted in their difficulties by making full use of the appeals machinery I have provided. That is why my advice has been to use this procedure and my experience is that the difficulties have, in fact, been met in this way.

41. Mr. Chapman

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation why an extra 192 gallons of petrol was only allowed to the businesses owned by Mr. R. W. Sharman, 1584, Pershore Road, Birmingham, 30, after the hon. Member for Northfield had given notice of a Question on this matter; and whether he will give an assurance that other businesses in Birmingham have now also been allotted extra allocations on a comparable scale.

Mr. Watkinson

As part of the rationing scheme for goods vehicles there has been a general final assessment of supplementary rations for the present period and in the course of this Mr. Sharman, like many other operators, has received an increased allocation.

Forward to