§ Mr. Hilton
asked the Secretary of State for Air (1) why the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes have opened a petrol-filling station at the Royal Air Force Station, Marham, and are selling petrol at less than retail prices;
(2) what steps he proposes to take to stop the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes petrol-filling station at the Royal Air Force Station, Marham, from undercutting petrol prices and adversely affecting local garages.
§ Mr. J. Amery
N.A.A.F.I. were permitted to set up a petrol-filling station at Royal Air Force Station, Marham, because there was a demand from the Royal Air Force personnel there for petrol supplies to be more readily accessible. Service customers pay the full retail price for their petrol, but receive dividend stamp which they may cash at intervals. The issue of dividend stamps is a customary form of N.A.A.F.I. trading.