HC Deb 16 November 1926 vol 199 c1704W

asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that, notwithstanding the restrictions on the acquisition of coal imposed by the coal emergency directions, a truck of British coal from a colliery at Nuneaton was recently unloaded at Worcester, and the coal divided amongst the Government offices in the town without permits from the local coal control officer having been obtained; and what action the Mines Department propose to take in the matter?

Colonel LANE FOX

It is understood between the Mines Department and the Office of Works that British coal required for Government offices shall only be supplied under permit by the local authority, and steps have been taken to guard against any repetition of the oversight that led to the incident referred to.