HC Deb 04 December 1945 vol 416 c2244W
Mr. T. Reid

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if, in view of the house shortage and as many people in Swindon are willing to let rooms to persons who run their own households therein, he will authorise the sale of coal to such tenants for use in the grates of the rented rooms for cooking and other purposes.

Mr. Shinwell

Each case is dealt with on its merits on application to the local fuel overseer, who can authorise such supplies as he considers essential, but the present shortage of coal makes it impossible to grant to every sub-tenant a separate registration permitting the maximum household supply.