HC Deb 04 April 1949 vol 463 cc1698-9
85. Mr. Erroll

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will publish a priority list for new fuel oil installations.

The Minister of Fuel and Power (Mr. Gaitskell)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Spen Valley (Mr. Sharp), on 31st March.

Mr. Erroll

As that reply gave no information about the setting up of priority lists, which would thereby avoid an appearance of discrimination, would not the right hon. Gentleman consider this proposal, which would have wide support among industrial and domestic users?

Mr. Gaitskell

I do not think there can be any question of setting up priority lists on the basis of different industries, because the position in each industry considerably differs. We have to judge each firm on the principles explained in my previous answer.