§ Dr. Little
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in view of complaints regarding the inferior quality of coal being shipped to Northern Ireland, he will have inquiries made with a view to the supply of a better class of coal to consumers in Northern Ireland.
Major Lloyd Georģe
As I informed my hon. Friend in reply to a Question on 20th January, 1943, supplies of coal to Northern Ireland are arranged by my Department in consultation with the Government of Northern Ireland and the programme is kept under constant review. I am afraid that in the present difficult supply and transport position I have to ask many consumers everywhere, and not only in Northern Ireland, to accept qualities of coal to which they are not accustomed, and which at times cause them inconvenience.