HC Deb 05 June 1919 vol 116 cc2196-7

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state what is the reason the fishing industry has not been placed under the Land Sales Order so that coal can be obtained at the price provided by the said Order; and whether the fishing industry is not considered as important to the interests of the community as the other industries, such as a biscuit factory, placed under the said Order?


The Price of Coal (Limitation) Act, 1915, does not apply to "any sale of coal to be used on any ship." The circumstances of the fishing industry have been carefully considered, and fixed prices have been arranged, which are substantially lower than those charged for bunker coal supplied to other classes of tonnage.