§ 41. Mr. E. J. Williams
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware of the shortage of pit-wood, particularly for South Wales collieries; and what steps he is taking to increase the amount so as to ensure safety for the miners and production of coal.
§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply (Mr. Peat)
I have been asked to reply. Yes, Sir. The pit-wood position is under constant review, and I am aware that, largely as a result of the recent spell of bad weather and transport difficulties, the stock position of the South Wales collieries has deteriorated. Special arrangements have, however, been made to augment supplies and to overcome transport difficulties.