HC Deb 28 October 1919 vol 120 c497W

asked the Minister of Health if, having regard to the fact that coal is now so dear that hundreds of thousands of poor people in this country will be unable to purchase sufficient of it to protect them from the cold and the possibilities of another epidemic of influenza during the coming winter, he will consider the advisability of adapting oil fuel to those working-class dwellings now in course of construction, and the possibility of applying one or other of these oil fuel systems to those working-class dwellings already in existence?


This question has already been considered by the Committee I have appointed to investigate new forms of construction, but so far no system has been suggested for the use of oil fuel in individual houses which is consistent with safety or which promises economy.

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