HC Deb 20 October 1942 vol 383 cc1842-3
74. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the fuel crisis in Jamaica, steps are being taken to establish a fuel, light and power board to equalise distribution and control prices; and whether electricity prices will be fixed at a reasonable low level?

The Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Harold Macmillan)

My Noble Friend is aware that there is a serious shortage of kerosene oil in Jamaica. The Governor is being asked for a full report on the measures which have been or will be taken.

Mr. Sorensen

When will a report on progress be made?.

Mr. Macmillan

Perhaps my hon. Friend will put down another Question or consult with me.