HC Deb 31 March 1909 vol 3 cc452-3W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it can be arranged that at least one-half of the coals used in His Majesty's ships when in Home waters and during manœuvres in the North Sea shall be Northumberland best steam coal?


Welsh steam coal being the most suitable and efficient coal for use in His Majesty's ships, it is not considered in the interests of the service to make use of the description of coal recommended.