§ The Minister of Fuel and Power (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)
I have most carefully considered my hon. Friend's suggestion, but I am afraid that it is not practicable at present.
§ Mr. Lloyd
I can understand my hon. Friend's feeling, but the restriction that, unhappily, has to persist at present on coal for domestic use is not worked on a coupon system but depends upon the records in the merchants' hands. The difficulty is to prevent consumers from getting more than their proper entitlement.
§ Mr. Anthony Greenwood
As a serious shortage of domestic coal is almost certain this winter, does that not mean that it is more necessary to tighten up the regulations rather than relax them in the way the hon. Gentleman suggests?