HC Deb 12 February 1951 vol 484 c13
35. Mr. Black

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power why instructions have been issued to local fuel overseers that they are not to give information regarding local stocks of fuel to interested persons.

Mr. Robens

No such instructions have been given to local fuel overseers. Information about local stocks of fuel can be obtained by those who want it from the regional offices of my Department.

Mr. Black

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the answer he has just given is directly contrary to what is being said by local fuel overseers? If I give him particulars of a case will he look into them?

Mr. Robens

With pleasure.

Mr. Braine

Is the Minister aware that in some parts of the country fuel overseers have nothing to conceal from inquirers since they have no stocks, and that in my constituency, in the town of Rayleigh, it is a well-known thing that even where a person possesses a medical certificate for priority his needs cannot be met?