HC Deb 13 March 1947 vol 434 c220W
31. Mr. Elwyn Jones

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether further steps will be taken to improve the distribution of available domestic fuel supplies so as to enable all householders to obtain a basic allowance.

Mr. Shinwell

The arrangements for the distribution of house coal are under constant review and improvements are made from time to time in the light of experience. I am not in favour of substituting a basic allowance for the present system of permitted quantities.