§ Lieut.-Colonel Gibbons
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware of the numerous complaints in the town of Bilston of the quantity of stone and bats in coal provided to certain householders; whether that coal is got from the seven-foot seam on the Cannock Chase coalfield; and whether steps are now being taken to remedy these complaints.
Major Lloyd George
I am aware that complaints have been made of the quality of the coal taken from the seven-foot seam of the East Cannock Colliery. Arrangements have been made to instal picking belts to remedy this position, but some time must elapse before this can be done. I am considering interim measures to deal with the matter, and will communicate with the hon. and gallant Member further as soon as possible.