§ Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Secretary for Mines if his attention has been called to a reduction of 10s. per ton in the selling price of various classes of coal made by an Ilford coal dealer; if he is aware that the dealer in question has stated that he will make a good profit even when the reduction of 10s. has been made; and if he intends taking any action in the matter?
§ Mr. SHINWELL
Yes, Sir; my attention has been called to this case, and I have looked into it. As regards the general question of the methods of retail coal distribution, I would refer my hon. Friend to the full statement that I made yesterday in reply to a question by the hon. and gallant Member for Central Hull (Lieut.-Commander Kenworthy).