HC Deb 01 August 1961 vol 645 cc1125-6
15. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what action he is taking to assist the smoke control programme of the council of the county borough of Sunderland.

Sir K. Joseph

I think the hon. Member has the smokeless fuel supply position in mind, and I would refer him to the reply made yseterday by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Power.

Mr. Willey

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that that is not a very satisfactory reply and that what is worrying us is that we appear to be not likely to get the fuel which we will require for the smokeless zone? This seems to be very bad planning. In the light of the remarks of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, will the Parliamentary Secretary do what he can to ensure that we get the supplies required?

Sir K. Joseph

indicated assent.