Oral Answers to Questions — Petrol Ration.

– in the House of Commons on 5th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Daniel Lipson Mr Daniel Lipson , Cheltenham

asked the Secretary for Petroleum why he has abolished the basic petrol ration for commercial vehicles while retaining it for private motor-cars?

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

The issue of basic rations to private cars is affected by considerations different from those applicable to goads vehicles.

Photo of Mr Daniel Lipson Mr Daniel Lipson , Cheltenham

Does not the hon. Gentleman think that owners of commercial vehicles have a grievance in that their basic ration is done away with while private owners will still have theirs with which to do as they like? Would it not have been more in the national interest to start by abolishing the basic ration for private motorists rather than that of commercial users?