§ 98. Sir G. Fox
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the amount of cushion coal that has come into Thame, Oxfordshire, in each of the last three months; what proportion of this cushion coal was retained for the use of the coal officer and depot manager; and what proportion was divided between the other retail merchants.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
During the three months November, December and January, 13 wagons of cushion coal were received at Thame depot, five during November, six during December and two during January. The district house coal officer and depot manager received one of these wagons in November and two in December, the remaining ten wagons being shared between three other merchants trading from the depot.