§ 36. Mr. N. Macpherson
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what steps he is taking to ensure that the work of builders, architects, contractors and others engaged in housing contracts will not be held up for lack of petrol; and what arrangements he makes for the appropriate local authorities to be consulted before refusing an application for supplementary petrol from business and professional firms in this class.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
Regional petroleum officers are authorised to grant supplementary petrol allowances to meet the reasonable needs of builders, architects, contractors and others engaged in housing contracts. It is always open to an applicant to seek support for his application, or to the regional petroleum officer to 161W seek confirmation of any statements in the application, from the local authority concerned.