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Supplementary Petrol Allowances

Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is now in a position to increase the supplementary allowance of petrol or the monthly mileage permitted in cases where married men use private cars or motor cycles to return to their families at week-ends.

I regret that in present circumstances I cannot agree to any increase in the supplementary allowances for this purpose. It is always open to the car owner to use part of his standard ration if the supplementary allowance does not enable him to make as many journeys as he would like.