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Motor Spirit (Imports From Usa)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 7 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will state, approximately, how much of the 163,000,000 gallons of motor spirit imported from the U.S.A. at a cost of £4,499,329 during the three months January to March, 1947, was used for private pleasure motoring under the basic rationing scheme.

Imports of motor spirit from U.S.A. accounted for about one half of the total imports of motor spirit in January-March, 1947, but it is not possible to allocate imports from a particular country to a particular use.