§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
The need for petrol rationing has so far been avoided because the reduced deliveries to petrol stations have been matched by the economies that motorists have made. The future position will depend on developments in the energy situation. It remains important that all petrol users should continue to exercise restraint.
§ Mr. Emery
The restrictions on deliveries of oil were not introduced until 20th November 1973. From that date until 31st January 1974 the allocation of petrol supplies has been based on a 10 per cent. reduction in deliveries made in the corresponding period a year ago. The allocation scheme does, however, provide for a supplementary allocation to be granted on appeal in cases where there has been a marked change in circumstances during 1973.