HC Deb 21 July 1942 vol 381 c1391
25. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that gas and electricity undertakings have been asked to suply fuel overseers with the figures of consumption of their millions of consumers for the last four quarters; and for what purpose this information is required, seeing that the Annex Plan is to assess the needs of householders on the basis of number of rooms and inhabitants?

Mr. T. Smith

Yes, Sir. This information is needed, whether or not there is to be a rationing scheme, in order to assist in the proper distribution of coal supplies among merchants.