I regret that the detailed information for which my hon. Friend asks is not available. I am able to say, however, that it is most unlikely that any supplementary issues of petrol were made for this purpose.
I think, in fact, that very little petrol indeed in being used for this purpose. Under the arrangement made with the National Hunt Committee, which controls the steeplechasing programmes in winter, this Committee allows only local entries, that is, entries from stables close to the course where the race is to be run.