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Supplementary Petrol Allowances

Volume 446: debated on Tuesday 27 January 1948

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will give a general indication of the instructions he has issued to regional fuel officers on a supplementary ration of petrol; and whether, in the case of sick persons who have to travel from rural areas to hospital, a supplementary ration has been refused.

The general principles on which supplementary allowances are granted are set out in a leaflet of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy. He will see from the answer to question 9 of the leaflet that a visit to a hospital for medical treatment is one of the purposes for which an allowance may be granted. If the hon. Member will let me know of any cases in which allowances for this purpose are said to have been refused, I shall be glad to make inquiries.