HC Deb 21 June 1974 vol 875 c279W
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.

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