§ Commander Noble
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will ensure that supplies of coal in London this winter are fairly distributed between firms which specialise in 8 cwt. orders and those which deal mainly with 1 cwt. deliveries, thus making certain, as far as is possible, that consumers receive the coal to which they are entitled.
§ Mr. Shinwell
Every effort is made to ensure that available supplies of house coal are fairly distributed to depots and merchants. In particular special attention is given to the needs of the small consumer who for lack of storage space takes his coal in one or two cwt. deliveries.