Leave (Petrol Allowances)

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy – in the House of Commons on 9th September 1942.

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Photo of Mr John Dugdale Mr John Dugdale , West Bromwich

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether sailors returning from operations against the enemy are allowed extra petrol coupons in order to go on leave?

Photo of Mr Albert Alexander Mr Albert Alexander , Sheffield, Hillsborough

Naval personnel who own cars are allowed petrol coupons while on leave from active service for recreational purposes and for travelling to and from their leave addresses. For recreational purposes they may obtain sufficient petrol for 300 miles every six months, and for travelling to and from their leave addresses sufficient for up to 250 miles every three months.

Photo of Captain William Strickland Captain William Strickland , Coventry

Can that privilege be extended to the relatives of sailors in the cases where the sailors themselves are returning home?

Photo of Mr Albert Alexander Mr Albert Alexander , Sheffield, Hillsborough

I should have to have notice of that question.

Miss Ward:

Does the Minister's statement apply to the Merchant Navy as well as to naval personnel?