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Tourists, France (Car Allowance)

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 31 May 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, owing to the increased price of petrol in France, he will consider giving a larger allowance of sterling to motorists who intend taking a motor car to France for their holiday.

No. I have no evidence that the £10 car allowance is inadequate in France for the purpose for which it is intended, viz., to cover the cost of petrol necessary to get the motorist from the port of disembarkation on the Continent to his destination and back by the normal direct route.