HC Deb 30 January 1947 vol 432 cc237-8W
2. Mr. J. Lewis

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will have an immediate investigation made into the coal consumption of the Austin Motor Company, with a view to ascertaining if the maximum fuel efficiency is employed.

Mr. Shinwell

This Company's fuel efficiency arrangements were recently investigated and apart from certain minor matters which are receiving attention were found to be satisfactory having regard to the present lay out of the factory. Greater improvements will be possible when supplies of plant and equipment are more readily available.