Medical Practitioners (Petrol Allowance)

Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power – in the House of Commons on 20th October 1942.

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Mr. Donald Scott:

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware of the inconvenience suffered by medical practitioners in country districts caused by the present petrol restrictions and the consequent danger to public health; and whether he will consider depositing extra petrol coupons with the local police, to be issued to doctors and ambulance drivers in cases of emergency, when their own supply is exhausted?

Mr. Lloyd:

In consultation with the British Medical Association, arrangements have been made to secure that no medical practitioner shall be hampered by lack of petrol for his essential professional journeys. I am not aware of any failure of these arrangements, but I shall be happy to consider any case of which the hon. Member will give me particulars.