§ 14. Mr. SITCH
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he was aware of the grave shortage of coal in North London, particularly in the districts of Tottenham and Edmonton; whether he was aware of the serious hardships owing to the irregular transport service; and whether he would take steps to instruct the Metropolitan divisional coal officer to give the coal supplies in the districts referred to his personal attention?
§ Sir A. GEDDES
I am aware of the serious shortage of coal in the parts of London to which the hon. Member refers, and regret that these conditions, which are due to the inability of the Great Eastern Railway Company to transport the coal, should have arisen. The Metropolitan divisional officers have had the matter under their notice for some time, and efforts are being made to relieve the situation.