HC Deb 06 February 1951 vol 483 cc1510-1
10. Sir Ian Fraser

asked the Minister of Local Government and Planning what steps he had taken before he sent out Circulars 7/51 and 4/51 urging the increased use of coke-burning stoves for domestic purposes to ascertain that there was an adequate supply of coke in prospect.

Mr. Dalton

All these stoves will burn well with at least one fuel other than coke.

Sir I. Fraser

Could the right hon. Gentleman write a convincing letter to the Ulverston Urban District Council and other authorities who do not like to advise people to use these stoves or to instal them lest there should be no fuel?

Mr. Dalton

I happen to have a note about the Ulverston District Council in preparation for this supplementary question. I understand that their complaint is that householders are not allowed to have more than one such apparatus.

Mr. Butcher

Can the right hon. Gentleman indicate one alternative fuel that will burn in these stoves?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

Can the right hon. Gentleman say where any of these fugitive alternative fuels are available?

Mr. Dalton

I could not say until after consultation with my colleagues.