HC Deb 13 May 1948 vol 450 c240W
73. Mr. Channon

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in view of the fact that the public are free, if they wish, to change their butcher, grocer or milkman, he will give similar permission for them to change their coal merchant if they so desire.

Mr. Gaitskell

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 11th March to the hon. Member for Newark (Mr. Shephard), to which there is nothing I can usefully add at present.