Private Motor Cars, Savoy Hotel

Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power – in the House of Commons on 10th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Tom Driberg Mr Tom Driberg , Maldon

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will state the names and addresses of the owners of the private motor-cars whose registration numbers are HPD 849, FYL 480, GKE 465, GGO 280, COW 648, EYR 248, FOJ 373, GPL 892, EOV 524, HVW 440 and JPD 713, all of which vehicles were between 1.30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, 16th October, outside the Savoy Hotel, a place readily accessible by public transport?

Major Lloyd George:

No, Sir. Such inquiries as I have been able to make in the time available show that there may well be a legitimate explanation of the presence of the cars.

Photo of Mr Tom Driberg Mr Tom Driberg , Maldon

Will not the right hon. and gallant Gentleman take steps to check this lavish and lazy use of petrol, which is causing the greatest dissatisfaction to thousands of people who have not got any at all?