HC Deb 18 December 1945 vol 417 cc1307-8W
Mr. Gammans

asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production what allocation of coal and coke has been made for Albert Court, Kensington, which is now under Government requisition; for what reason an additional boiler has been installed; and if he is aware that the central heating of this block was in full operation from 1st October, in spite of the fact that the occupants of these flats are men engaged in bomb damage repair who are out all day.

Mr. Tomlinson

I have been asked to reply. An existing boiler was altered from oil to solid fuel burning in February, 1945, for the purpose of supplementing the hot water supply which had been found to be inadequate for the number of men occupying the hostel. The building is only partially centrally heated, the major part of the heating being by means of open fires. The use of fires and central heating has been limited to the period authorised by the Ministry of Fuel and Power for central heating. The amount of fuel allowed has been rationed at 14 lbs. per head per week.