60. Mr. Dermot Campbell
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether the restrictions on the supply of coke to private residences are the same for Northern Ireland as for other parts of the United Kingdom.
§ The Minister of Fuel and Power (Major Lloyd George)
Restrictions on the supply of coke (and coal) to domestic premises in this country are imposed under the Coal Distribution Order, 1943, which does not apply to Northern Ireland. The Government of Northern Ireland are responsible for the control of distribution of al fuel supplies in that country, and I understand that disposal by local producers and importers of coke is controlled under direction from the Ministry of Commerce. I am informed that at present no coke is being supplied to domestic premises in Northern Ireland; supplies are very short and are required for high priority purposes.