HC Deb 15 November 1954 vol 533 c6
4. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will make a statement as to the coal position in Portsmouth, and the future prospects.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

I am making inquiries and will write to my hon. Friend.

Sir J. Lucas

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that, owing to the very wet summer, much more coal is being used than is usual? Will he do his utmost to see that Portsmouth, which is a very important city, does not go short?

Mr. Lloyd

Portsmouth not only uses more, but is getting more.