HC Deb 14 June 1979 vol 968 cc302-3W
Mr. Geoffrey Johnson Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will seek assurances from the oil companies that their allocation of petrol supplies will take into account the needs of motorists in holiday and rural areas, particularly during the summer months.

Mr. Gray

The allocation systems adopted by most oil companies relate the quantities of oil products allowed to their customers to the quantities taken in the corresponding month of last year and therefore take account of fluctuations in demand due to holiday and seasonal factors. Leisure motorists have a particular responsibility to make real economies in their use of petrol.

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