§ Mr. Mallalieu
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what was the cost of preparations for petrol rationing during the Arab oil shortage; and what motorists should now do with the coupons then issued to them.
§ Mr. Varley
The total cost of the petrol rationing preparations instituted by the right hon. Member for Worcester (Mr. Walker) was approximately £5.1 million.
I do not foresee any likelihood of petrol rationing, but as a precautionary measure motorists should continue to retain the coupons then issued to them.