HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 c92W
Mr. Nield

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if, when a registered customer satisfies a local fuel controller that he is not receiving adequate service from his coal merchant, he can be registered with a fresh supplier without being required to be released by the original coal merchant.

Mr. Shinwell

The grant or refusal of a change of registration for coal supplies rests entirely with the local fuel overseer. The consent of the original merchant to a transfer is not required, although he is usually given the opportunity to refute allegations of unsatisfactory service.