HC Deb 28 July 1942 vol 382 cc321-3
70. Major Kimball

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that many of the questionnaire forms recently issued through the Post Office for the return by householders do not bear any address beyond the words "Fuel Officer"; and will he make it clear that the duty of the householder is merely to post the form, and that the Post Offices will deliver it to the appropriate Fuel Officer?

Major Lloyd George

By repeated announcements in the Press and over the wireless I have made it clear that the household fuel form will be delivered to the appropriate Local Fuel Overseer if it is posted in the post box or Post Office

all day as well as all night? What does he propose to do about this?

Major Lloyd George

I am not aware of that. I will look into it.

Sir H. Williams

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that I wrote a letter to him on this subject three or four days ago?

Major Lloyd George

I am not aware of that.

Following is the information:

nearest to the premises to which it relates, whether or not the householder has been able to insert in the space provided on the form the address of the Local Fuel Overseer.

Mr. Colegate

Will my right hon. and gallant Friend consider enlisting the aid of the Women's Institutes all over the country in the domestic fuel economy campaign?

Major Lloyd George

I will consider any suggestion that is put forward.

Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that it is very difficult for people to find out where the local fuel office is, and that even policemen cannot tell them where it is?

Major Lloyd George

They do not have to ask policemen. If they listen to the announcements over the wireless or read the directions on the forms, they will know that if they put the form in a nearby post-box, the Post Office will deliver it to the Fuel Overseer.