§ 14. Mr. Godber
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the figure for distributed stocks of house coal to the latest convenient date together with comparable figures for the last two years.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
1.66 million tons of merchants' stocks on 6th November, compared with 2.01 million last year and 2.09 the year before.
§ Mr. Godber
Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that the stocks are likely to be sufficient to meet all reasonable needs?
§ Mr. Langford-Holt
In view of the vast increase in imports—which information the Minister gave last week—and the reduction in the present stocks, can my right hon. Friend assure the House that he regards the situation as being anything but satisfactory?