§ 62. Sir I. Fraser
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what reserves of coal are available; and what plans he has made to meet the possibility of an exceptionally bad winter.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
Total distributed stocks of coal amounted to 13.2 million tons on 9th July and at that date were slightly ahead of the stock building programme. I have every hope that this satisfactory rate of progress will be maintained for the rest of the summer. Stocks of coke are also satisfactory.
§ Sir I. Fraser
Is the Minister satisfied that that reserve will see us through a bad winter, and that we shall not be let down as we were two years ago?