HC Deb 13 November 1917 vol 99 c216
57. Major HUNT

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that there is already a scarcity of coal in many country districts, which will be severely felt in the coming cold weather; and what steps he intends to take to relieve this position?


Every effort is being made to ensure reasonable supplies of coal throughout the country. I shall be glad if the hon. Member will furnish me with any information in his possession as to specific cases of shortage.