Illegal storage

FRANCIS Maude has been widely condemned for his advice which prompted ‘panic buying’ of petrol.

More serious in my view is that the advice he gave regarding storing petrol in a jerrycan in a domestic garage was not only dangerous, but also illegal.

A jerrycan holds 20 litres, which is twice the amount permitted for domestic storage in a single metal container. If a cabinet minister gives illegal advice he is clearly ‘not fit for purpose’ and should resign.


The Street, Slinfold