§ 15. Mr. Hamilton
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what solid fuels are available to domestic consumers which are cheaper than nutty slack; how such fuels compare with nutty slack in calorific value; and whether they are freely available.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
Nutty slack is the cheapest solid fuel freely available; only small lots of cheaper fuel are to be found from time to time in particular places.
§ Mr. Hamilton
How does the Minister account for the letter which I sent to him from a coal merchant a week or two ago in which he said that the public should ask for wharf smalls as it was a cheaper fuel than nutty slack? I am quite sure, without any expert knowledge at all, that the calorific value is bound to be very much higher.