HC Deb 25 June 1917 vol 95 c52W

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, as representing the Coal Controller, what arrangements will be made for the supply of coal next winter to small societies and clubs in connection with churches, chapels, and other institutions who are now collecting weekly contributions from their members, having regard to the fact that their members have little storage accommodation and can usually only take in a few bags at a time?


The Controller of Coal Mines is considering a general scheme for securing a proper distribution of house coal in London and elsewhere during the coming winter. The importance of coal clubs and co-operative societies who can take a supply of coal in bulk and undertake the redistribution to their members is fully realised, and nothing will be done which will discourage their activities.