Daily Mirror Cartoon.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 19th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

Wait a moment, and I will answer the question. The only caption on the picture was, "The price of petrol has been raised by a penny—Official." Surely, that permission was given by the Government after very careful consideration. The implication of that was that the brave men of the Mercantile Marine, whom I would not put in the same street as some of the people who write these things—the implication is that these brave men were sacrificing their lives merely in order that the petrol combine should make another penny a gallon.