§ Mr. CAIRNS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the price of coal sold for re-sale to dealers is fixed in South Lancashire in accordance with Clause.60 of the Household and Lighting Order. 1919?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
Local Fuel Overseers acting under the supervision of the local authority have been authorised to determine the price of coal as between merchant and dealer when supplied for re-sale in accordance with the provisions of Clause 60 of the Household Fuel and Lighting Order, 1919. In some districts, where the dealer buys coal directly from the colliery, the need for fixing the prices as between merchant and dealer does not arise, but if the hon. Member is aware of any case in the South Lancashire district where such action could have been taken, but has not, and will furnish particulars, I will cause inquiries to be made.