§ Mr. Greenway
asked the Minister for Trade what information he has as to the number of garages which sell petrol by the litre only against those selling only by the gallon; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Vaughan
Industry estimates suggest that one-third of retail outlets sell petrol by the litre and account for310W 60–65 per cent. of volume sales. The voluntary changeover has been slower than the industry expected; this may be due to petrol prices remaining at a level which enables many pumps to continue in use without modification.