HC Deb 06 February 1947 vol 432 cc392-3W
96. Mr. Eccles

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in view of the fact that many cotton spinning mills can only obtain 50 per cent. of their coal requirements against a promised allocation of 65 per cent., he will take steps to see that all mills have the full allocation of 65 per cent.

Mr. Shinwell

The allocations to cotton spinning mills were fixed by the regional fuel allocation committees. In a number of cases however it has proved impossible to meet these allocations in full owing to transport difficulties due to the severe weather conditions. Everything possible will be done to overcome these difficulties.