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NEW PETROL RATION

CANCELLED LICENSES

MINISTER ANSWERS QUERY

Parliamentary Reporter WELLINGTON, this day. "When applications are made for the restoration of all or part of the cancelled licenses, no applicant— conditions remaining the same as when the application was originally made—will receive less than the equivalent of one coupon plus the former license, so that, in general, no one will have less petrol now than in recent months." This reply was given to-day by the Minister of Supply, Mr. Sullivan, in the House of Representatives to an urgent question by Mr. Massey (Nat, Franklin), who, in association with Mr. Acland (Nat., Temuka), asked whether the Minister would give immediate consideration to the matter of reviewing the concellation of petrol licenses of four gallons and under, made since the general increase in the petrol allowance. • Mr. Massey said that farmers and others who enjoyed small licenses for essential purposes were now placed at a disadvantage compared with, other motorists. Mr. Sullivan said that in his announcement recently he ha I explained that any person who felt that his new petrol ration was inadequate for essential purposes, could apply to his district oil fuel controller, when his case would be reconsidered. It must be emphasised that it was expected that part of the new allocations for private motorists would be regarded as for essential travelling, and the agreement with overseas authorities included such understanding.

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NEW PETROL RATION, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 182, 3 August 1945

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NEW PETROL RATION Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 182, 3 August 1945

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