HC Deb 20 May 1924 vol 173 c2005
61. Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he has decided what legislative and/or administrative action he can take to mitigate the grievances of the domestic consumer of coal with regard to the price, quality, etc., of coal supplied by the trade for household use?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Shinwell)

I have met representatives of the Co-operative Societies, and propose to publish a report of the discussion. As regards the action that I may eventually propose, I am not at present in a position to add anything to the very full statement that I made in reply to the hon. and gallant Member a week ago.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in that statement he said that he was considering legislative and administrative action, and when will his consideration come to an end and his action commence?


I hope very shortly.


Will the statement include the cost of retail coal sold by Co-operative Societies exactly in the same way as other coal merchants?


I think the statement will contain the whole truth.