Petrol (Price).

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 19th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Edwards Mr Alfred Edwards , Middlesbrough East

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the recent petrol price increase will have to be borne almost entirely by the Government; and what steps he is taking to implement the declared policy of the Government to stabilise prices?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I am advised that the assumption in the first part of the hon. Member's Question is incorrect. As regards the second part, I would refer him to the answer which I gave to him last Tuesday.

Photo of Mr Alfred Edwards Mr Alfred Edwards , Middlesbrough East

Is it not a fact that more petrol is being used for business purposes?