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Petrol Ration Withdrawal (Dollar Saving)

Volume 443: debated on Thursday 30 October 1947

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated saving in dollars which will be effected in a full year by the abandonment of the basic petrol ration; and what is the estimated loss to the motor industry in consequence of this decision.

Thirty million dollars. The motor manufacturers will, I hope, be able to sell the whole of their increasing production of cars either at home or overseas.