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Petrol Allowances (Lawn Mowing)

Volume 465: debated on Monday 16 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power upon what scale petrol allowances are allocated for lawn mowing; and for what reason his Regional Petroleum Office at Tunbridge Wells is informing the public that the scales are confidential.

The scales of supplementary allowances are included in confidential instructions issued to regional petroleum officers and it would not be in accordance with precedent for these instructions to be published. The allowances for lawn mowers vary between four gallons for areas up to 4,000 sq. yds, and a maximum of 16 gallons for the largest areas.