§ 72. Mr. H. Fraser
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in view of heavy accumulating local surpluses of 240W coal slack in such areas as North Staffordshire, he will consider a regional derationing of further grades of fuel.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
Yes. I am at present considering, in consultation with the National Coal Board, whether further types of low-grade small coal may be made available, free of restriction, to the domestic consumer. I hope to make an announcement shortly.