§ Mr. Sylvester
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will now allow boiler fuel to be supplied to householders other than those who have cooking stoves or appliances specially designed to burn these fuels, or who depend on solid fuel for water heating.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
Yes. On my instructions, merchants and local fuel overseers were informed in April that while preference in the supply of boiler fuels should continue to be given to consumers mentioned by my hon. Friend, coke and manufactured fuel, if available, could until further notice also be supplied to any domestic consumer, within the maximum permitted quantity for the Summer period. Moreover, local fuel overseers have been authorised, wherever supplies permit, to grant licences on application for the stocking of coke during the Summer up to the full year's supply appropriate for any registered consumers.