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Petrol Supplies (Supplementary Coupons)

Volume 466: debated on Monday 27 June 1949

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that regional petroleum offices are refusing to issue supplementary petrol coupons to applicants for the purpose of visiting relatives seriously ill in hospital, when no alternative transport is available, unless the applicant's car is licensed at the full rate; and whether he will amend the regulations in order to deal with temporary emergencies of this nature.

My right hon. Friend has no power to vary the provisions of the Finance Act, 1948, under which the half rate licence concession does not apply to motorists who receive supplementary coupons.