§ 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.