HC Deb 05 June 1947 vol 438 cc363-4
15 Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is aware that the coke allocation to houses and blocks of flats for heating water is being considerably reduced for both the summer and winter months which means that tenants will only have hot water for a few days in every week; and whether, in view of the increased consumption of gas and electricity which will result, especially in families where there are young children, he will reconsider the present decision.

The Minister of Fuel and Power (Mr. Shinwell)

So far as ordinary domestic premises in general are concerned, the position is that the maximum permitted supply of coke for 12 months has been reduced from 40 cwt. to 35 cwt. The reasons for this were explained by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary in the Debate on the Adjournment on domestic boiler fuel on 23rd May. Actual deliveries are subject to the supplies being available. With regard to larger premises whose supplies are dealt with by licence from local fuel overseers or by individual programme, the position is under review.