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Written Answers

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 9 March 1943

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Written Answers

Petrol Rationing (Medical Practitioners)

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that many citizens are suffering great inconvenience from the fact that medical practitioners are severely restricted in their movements owing to shortage of petrol; and whether he will consider giving greater quantities in order that they can carry out their public duties with the full degree of efficiency?

No, Sir. Medical practitioners are already granted sufficient petrol to enable them to discharge their essential medical duties. When a medical applicant is dissatisfied with the allowance made to him by the Regional Petroleum Officer, the facts of the case are placed before the Medical Liaison Officer or, exceptionally, the local Medical War Committee, whose conclusion is implemented.