HC Deb 11 March 1948 vol 448 cc167-8W
37. Mr. S. Marshall

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will arrange for fuel allocations to be increased in the summer period to allow consumers where- ever possible to build up reserve stocks for next winter period.

Mr. Gaitskell

I will bear the hon. Member's suggestion in mind in fixing the house coal allocation for the summer of 1948, but the hon. Member will appreciate that not all domestic consumers have facilities for stocking coal.

68. Mr. Bowden

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if, when an allocation of coal is made to a registered domestic consumer in respect of sub-tenants, he will issue the permit to the sub-tenant in order that the sub-tenant may purchase this supplementary allocation separately and, if required, from another coal merchant.

Mr. Gaitskell

Householder and subtenant are expected to share supplies for the premises as a whole and the supplementary allowance is therefore usually granted to the householder. Where sharing arrangements are impossible the licence may be issued direct to the subtenant, who would normally be expected to obtain his supplies from the merchant already delivering to the premises.