HC Deb 19 March 1975 vol 888 c460W
Mr. Tierney

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many gallons of standard grade petrol could be bought with the disabled driver's fuel allowance when it was first introduced; and how many gallons it will buy at present.

Mr. Alfred Morris:

About 20 and 14 respectively. The present £10 allowance was intended specifically to relieve drivers of invalid vehicles from the effect of the increase in VAT introduced last November as an energy conservation measure; it is equal to the additional tax on about 120 gallons.