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Armed Forces (Petrol Consumption)

Volume 443: debated on Thursday 30 October 1947

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asked the Minister of Defence to what extent he has cut the petrol allowance to units of the Armed Forces.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave yesterday to a Question by the hon. and gallant Member for Chelsea (Commander Noble).

asked the Minister of Defence what is the amount of petrol consumed by the Armed Forces of the Crown for twelve months, to the most recent convenient date for estimation.

During the year ended 30th June, 1947, the Armed Forces consumed approximately 1,065,000 tons of motor spirit.