26. Mrs. WARD
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of working days lost to the mines owing to the working of the quota in Part I of the Coal Mines Act?
§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the reply which I gave on 16th September to a somewhat similar question. I am not aware of any change in the situation since then.
Does not the hon. Gentleman think that that is hard for a new Member who was not here in September?
§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
Can the Minister say whether his Department has any information indicating a shortage of supply; and is it not true that there are millions of tons of coal in stock at the moment?