HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 c87W
65. Major Bramall

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is satisfied that he has adequate powers to ensure that coal merchants sell coal only to those consumers to whom it is allocated by local fuel officers.

Mr. Shinwell

Adequate powers exist under the Defence Regulations for dealing with irregular transactions by coal merchants, including deliveries to premises not registered with them.