HC Deb 20 February 1945 vol 408 c619
66. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that deliveries of opencast coal for domestic consumption in the Bassetlaw division contain a high proportion of fuel of poor quality; and, in view of the high price charged to consumers, will he take steps to ensure that consumers are not charged for coal which they are unable to use.

Major Lloyd George

Opencast coal for household purposes is selected and screened before despatch. It is sold at the average price of kitchen coal prevailing in the district, and I am asking my regional officers to pay special attention to coal delivered from opencast sites.