HC Deb 01 August 1918 vol 109 c618
Mr. SMALLWOOD (by Private Notice)

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the promise made in the course of last night's Debate on coal control, he can now indicate what day will be convenient for him to meet with London Members in order to discuss the working of the Household Fuel and Lighting Order?


Before that question is answered, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman to give a corresponding meeting to the Staffordshire Members in regard to the question raised as to the allocation of county raised coal partially to the Pottery district?


Will the right hon. Gentleman kindly indicate the date on which he will receive the Yorkshire Members?


Will the right hon. Gentleman also consider the country Members, who are equally concerned in the matter?


My right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade has agreed to see the London Members concerned, at 4.15 on Tuesday next. With regard to the other questions that have been asked, I must ask my hon. Friends to combine the deputation into one—[HON. MEMBERS: "No!"]—regarding country Members as a whole, and my right hon. Friend will be pleased to see them the next day at the same time.