HC Deb 29 January 1948 vol 446 c179W
96. Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that dairy boiler fuel is not available in Dumfriesshire to meet permits already issued to farmers and that the half anthracite being issued in lieu is unsuitable for the purpose, and what steps he is taking to secure a more adequate supply of the appropriate fuel.

Mr. Gaitskell

No anthracite or "half anthracite" is being supplied to farmers in Dumfriesshire, and I am not aware of any cases where they are short of supplies or getting fuel of a type unsuitable for their use. If, however, the hon. Member will let me have particulars of any cases within his knowledge, I will take immediate steps to ensure that any reasonable requirements are met.