asked the Minister of Fuel and Power to what extent the basic ration for petrol is higher in Eire than in the United Kingdom; and why.
The basic ration for petrol is slightly higher in Eire than in the United Kingdom. On the other hand, supplementary allowances are much more restricted.
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware of the grievance of officers and men who are prevented from hiring motor cars to drive beyond a radius of 150 miles when on leave by the provisions of the Control of Motor Fuel Order; and as this results in unfair discrimination against those who either have no motor cars of their own or cannot afford to bring them out of storage and refit them, he will, in view of the prospect of continued fuel rationing, arrange for the amendment of the Order in this respect at an early date.
For the reasons given in my reply to the, hon. and gallant Member for Altrincham (Colonel Erroll) on 15th October, I am unable to modify or withdraw the limitations imposed on the movement of hire cars.