§ Captain FALCON
asked the Prime Minister whether, before coming to any decision on the coal question, he will bear in mind that coal is now at such a prohibitive price that few agricultural workers in Norfolk are in a position to purchase it?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
Before coining to a final decision in the matter, the Government carefully considered all the aspects of the question.
§ Mr. FOREMAN
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the position in which manufacturers, gas companies, and electricity companies will be placed, in respect of future contracts, by the uncertainty regarding the price of coal in the event of a postponement of the question of any increase for three months; and whether anything can be done to expedite a definite statement as to whether or not 920W such an increase is to be made and as to when, in the former case, it will come into operation?
§ Sir A. GEDDES
The hon. Member will be aware that the increase of 6s. per ton in coal prices came into operation to-day.