§ Mr. Sharp
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will state details of the petrol allowances granted to medical practitioners in Germany; how these compare with the allowances granted to doctors in this -country; and whether he proposes increasing the present allowances so as to make them adequate for the work to be done.
§ Mr. J. Hynd
I can reply only for the British zone where German medical prac- 25W titioners receive, through the local German rationing authorities, allowances of petrol determined according to the requirements of their individual practices. There is a standing British instruction that doctors and the public medical services generally should be given priority and I have received no evidence that the present allowances are inadequate. The procedure is, I understand, similar to that in force in the United Kingdom where doctors are granted sufficient petrol to cover their essential professional journeys.