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Parades (Petrol)

Volume 438: debated on Monday 9 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that, on Saturday, 17th May, a parade of 167 heavy vehicles took place in Bristol covering a route of 13 miles; how much petrol was used for this purpose; if the use of this petrol was in accordance with the conditions imposed when the coupons were issued; and what action he proposes to take to prevent such a misuse of petrol in the future.

No coupons were issued for fuel for the parade and I have no information regarding the quantity of fuel used. I am able to say that such parades have been few and I hope that the continued good sense and public spirit of the majority of road transport employers and employees will relieve me of any necessity of taking action to prevent the misuse of fuel which the parades involve.