HC Deb 04 April 1944 vol 398 c1794
32. Mr. Keeling

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what is the total estimated tonnage represented by the domestic coal allowance of four cwts. per month in the southern counties and five cwts. in the northern counties.

Major Lloyd George

If all controlled premises took exactly the quantities named in the Question, the tonnage would be roughly three million tons per month.

Mr. Keeling

Does the Minister agree that it will be difficult to maintain even this modest allowance to households, unless strikes are reduced and output increased?

Major Lloyd George

Obviously, any allowances of coal must be related to production.

Mr. Thorne

I take it for granted that no distinction is made between good and bad coal? Is the Minister aware that much of the coal I have had is absolutely useless?