Mr. Edward Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will hold urgent discussions with the vehicle manufacturing industry to consider design modifications which could reduce petrol consumption, in particular the new Vapipe exhaust system developed by the National Engineering Laboratory; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
The motor manufacturers were made aware of what the Vapipe system has to offer, both from the standpoint of exhaust pollution and fuel consumption, at a demonstration held at506W secondhand motor vehicles for sale from obtaining a ration book in respect of each vehicle, in view of the potential black market this would create should petrol rationing be introduced.
§ Mr. Tom Boardman
Supplementary allowances could be applied for in such cases if petrol rationing were introduced.