Oral Answers to Questions — Paraffin (Rural Areas).

– in the House of Commons on 17th July 1941.

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Photo of General Sir George Jeffreys General Sir George Jeffreys , Petersfield

asked the Secretary for Petroleum whether, in giving effect to the 20 per cent. reduction in the amount of paraffin available, he will consider either giving preferential treatment or issuing supplementary coupons to those purely rural residents whose paraffin stove is the only means of cooking food.

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Lloyd Mr Geoffrey Lloyd , Birmingham, Ladywood

Yes, Sir. Special consideration is being given to cases which, for various reasons, arc especially dependent on paraffin for cooking purposes.

Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

Is anything being done to ensure better distribution?