§ 67. Mr. Bowden
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is aware that the allocation of fuel to churches is quite inadequate; and if he will have the allocations revised to give the churches at least an equal allocation with places of entertainment.
§ 68. Mr. Janner
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what are the present arrangements in force in regard to allocations of fuel to places of worship; and if, when the claims of industry and of domestic and priority users such as hospitals have been met, he will ensure that the claims of places of worship are given not less than equal priority to those of places of entertainment.
§ 69. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is aware that the allocation of fuel to churches in North-East Scotland, particularly Aberdeen, is insufficient; and if he will direct an increase in the allocations to sacred edifices of all denominations in those areas.
§ Mr. Shinwell
Supplies of fuel for places of worship are met from the general allocations of the merchants with whom these institutions are registered. If supplies are short next winter any assistance that the situation permits will be given to places of worship experiencing difficulty, if they will bring the matter to the notice of the local fuel overseer. No preference has been shown at any time to place; of entertainment.