HC Deb 16 February 1953 vol 511 c863
19. Commander Donaldson

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power to ensure that Scottish coal is supplied to South-East Scotland again as soon as Scottish production increases.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

I am advised by the National Coal Board that any additional English coal which has had to be sent into Scotland will be replaced by Scottish coal as soon as there is sufficient available.

Commander Donaldson

Is my right hon. Friend aware that his answer will give considerable satisfaction in the South-East of Scotland because the coal recently supplied from the North-East of England appears to be far lower in quality than that produced in adjacent Scottish mines?