HC Deb 20 May 1942 vol 380 cc221-2
29. Mr. Kirby

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, before he decides upon any scheme of fuel rationing, he will consider the Memorandum dated 5th May of the Lancashire Area Council of the Coal Merchants' Federation of Great Britain, of which a copy has been sent him by the hon. Member for Everton?

Captain Waterhouse

Yes, Sir. These suggestions will be fully considered before any final decision is reached.

Mr. Kirby

Will the hon. and gallant Member ask his chief, before he comes to a final conclusion upon the fuel rationing scheme, to make sure that the interests of small retailers are safeguarded?

Captain Waterhouse

All these recommendations and all this advice are being considered now.