HC Deb 19 March 1917 vol 91 cc1573-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he has been able to take to facilitate the distribution of coal in the Metropolis; and whether he is aware that private indviduals still experience difficulties in getting supplies?


I would refer the hon. Member to the replies which I gave to questions asked by the hon. Members for the Attercliffe and Chertsey Divisions on the 14th February, of which I am sending him copies. I may add that, with a view to freeing larger quantities for consumers who can only purchase in small quantities, the Controller of Coal Mines has requested the London Merchants' Committee to arrange that for the present no quantity exceeding one ton should be delivered at one time to any single householder.