§ 3 and 4. Sir CLEMENT KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) what steps, if any, he proposes to take to secure an adequate Supply of coal for gas and electric undertakings; and (2) what steps, if any, he proposes to take to bring the price of coal down to its proper economic level?
I do not think I can usefully add anything at present to the general statement I made in the House on Thursday last.
§ 7. Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the average time per week worked by coal miners, and what powers he possesses under the Defence of the Realm Act to increase the output of coal and to restrict prices?
The average number of days per week worked by coal mines in May was 5.64. I do not think the question of coal supply and prices could well be dealt with under the Defence of the Realm Act.