HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 cc205-6W
120. Mr. Edward Davies

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware of the inferior quality of much of the domestic fuel which is being supplied to householders; what is being done to improve it; and what measures are in operation to ensure that a customer receives the class of coal for which he is paying.

Mr. Robens

In reply to the first two parts of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Macclesfield (Air-Commodore Harvey) on 11th November. As regards the last part, special instructions have been issued to our regional ofofficers and to local fuel overseers with the object to minimising the risk of consumers being charged prices higher than those prescribed in the retail coal prices schedules for the grade of coal delivered. Any consumer who believes that he is being charged more than the prescribed price should report the matter to the local fuel overseer.

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