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Sports Officials

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 3 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether in connection with petrol for sports meetings and in particular football organisations, he will reconsider his decision and allow some petrol to enable the officials of the selection committees to attend meetings in connection with their duties.

No, Sir. As I have already fully explained to the hon. Member, in my recent letter to him, we cannot make allowances to enable honorary officials of selection committees to attend meetings in connection with their duties.

Is it not really all nonsense to suggest that we are so short of petrol that we cannot do something which is both just and commonsense in order to enable people to organise recreation which is vital in these times? Surely, the whole thing is absolutely fantastic.