HC Deb 05 March 1940 vol 358 cc180-1
16. Miss Wilkinson

asked the Secretary for Mines why the balloon barrage and other units on Tyneside are receiving their coal supplies from Birmingham?

Mr. Lloyd

I can find no evidence that coal for these units is drawn from other than local sources.

Miss Wilkinson

Is the hon. Member aware that responsible constituents of mine have given me information to the contrary—that these units are receiving their supplies from Birmingham?

Mr. Lloyd

I have made inquiries of the divisional officer, and also I have asked the Air Ministry to make inquiries of their balloon barrage units. That is all I have been able to do; but if the hon. Lady will give me further particulars, I will look into them.