HC Deb 09 December 1926 vol 200 cc2264-5
72. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Secretary for Mines whether the communication made by his Department to the Isle of Wight Coal Emergency Committee has brought about any reduction in the price of 95s. per ton charged to the residents, as against 70s. in Portsmouth; and whether, in order to counteract the retailing of foreign coal at speculative rates, he will take steps to see that British coal is available in the Isle of Wight?

Colonel LANE FOX

I am informed that British coal is now available in the Isle of Wight, and that the price is being reduced to 70s. per ton as from today.