HC Deb 19 July 1954 vol 530 c966
23. Major Anstruther-Gray

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will give an assurance that every assistance will be given to reputable persons applying for a licence to distribute sea coal.

The Minister of Fuel and Power (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)

Yes, Sir, wherever adequate arrangements do not already exist for the distribution of sea coal.

Major Anstruther-Gray

As any contribution towards solving the coal shortage, especially in view of the high prices of domestic coal, must be welcome, could my right hon. Friend not do something to encourage people to distribute this sea coal?

Mr. Lloyd

I am looking into the matter.