Petrol Waste.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 19th May 1942.

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Photo of Sir Charles Lyle Sir Charles Lyle , Bournemouth

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that before a recent inspection of a unit in Scotland by a general, a truck was sent on a journey of 117 miles in order to deliver a small quantity of blanco for the men's webbing equipment; and whether he proposes to take any steps to prevent the waste of petrol for such purposes?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

The journey referred to, which was of 26 not 117 miles, was ordered by a corporal without authority. Disciplinary action is being taken.