§ 74. Mr. Ernest Davies
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total of tax-free motor fuel estimated to be 117W consumed by United States forces stationed in Great Britain during a full year; and what steps he is taking to prevent any diversion of such motor fuel into the normal channels of consumption.
I assume the hon. Member has in mind recent arrangements affecting fuel used by members of the United States forces in their private cars on duty journeys. This will be issued only from stocks controlled by the United States authorities, under rationing arrangements agreed with the Customs. It is estimated that the total quantity involved is about 8 million gallons per annum.