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Hotel-Keepers (Fishing)

Volume 464: debated on Monday 9 May 1949

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5. Mr.

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will make a special allowance of petrol to hotel-keepers to enable them to transport their visitors to fish in rivers and lochs.

Yes, Sir. I am prepared to grant a small allowance to hotels in exceptionally isolated rural areas for the use of a car to convey guests to a river or loch where the hotel has acquired fishing rights.

Can the Minister say whether any special conditions, in addition to these, are being imposed?

Subject to the interpretation of this rule by my regional petroleum officers, "None, Sir."

Is it not much more important to grant an additional allowance to commercial travellers, because their job is part of the raw material for the export trade?