HC Deb 05 February 1951 vol 483 c1333
27. Sir I. Fraser

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will make a statement about the fuel situation.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement which I made in the coal debate last Thursday.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan

Does the right hon. Gentleman agree with his right hon. colleague the Minister of Labour in saying that this island is almost entirely composed of coal and that nobody but a genius could possibly organise a shortage of coal?