HC Deb 06 April 1965 vol 710 c226
18. Mr. Patrick Jenkin

asked the Minister of Power upon what estimates of the domestic consumption of solid fuel for each of the 10 years 1965 to 1975 his national fuel policy is based.

Mr. Frederick Lee

The future trend of domestic and other demand for solid fuel is one of the matters which I am examining in the course of my review of fuel policy.

Mr. Jenkin

Does the Minister agree that the reduction in domestic consumption last year was of the order of 10 per cent. and is likely to continue? Will he give an undertaking in his national fuel policy that there will be no attempt at direction of domestic consumers as to which fuel they are to buy?

Mr. Lee

I have no intention of trying to direct anybody about anything.