Voluntary Rationing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power. – in the House of Commons on 18th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr John Wardlaw-Milne Mr John Wardlaw-Milne , Kidderminster

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power when the appeal for the voluntary rationing of fuel will be made?

Photo of Mr Tom Smith Mr Tom Smith , Normanton

Perhaps my hon. Friend would put down another Question on this subject in a week's time.

Photo of Mr John Wardlaw-Milne Mr John Wardlaw-Milne , Kidderminster

I will do as the hon. Gentleman asks me to do, but I would point out that it is now five or six weeks since the suggestion for this voluntary rationing was made in the House, and is it not time that something was done?

Photo of Mr Tom Smith Mr Tom Smith , Normanton

Ways and means are being considered, and no undue delay will occur.

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

Can I have an assurance that when the Government do bring in a scheme they will stick to it for more than ten minutes?

Photo of Mr Tom Smith Mr Tom Smith , Normanton

I will bring that point to the notice of my right hon. and gallant Friend.