Mr. De la Bère
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what action he is taking to ensure adequate supplies of coal and coke being made available to the residents in the villages throughout South Worcestershire, in view of the recent shortage there.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
I am not aware of any general shortage of house coal in South Worcestershire, though there have been certain temporary local difficulties at one or two places. I am advised that these difficulties have now been resolved. With regard to coke, I am advised that in general supplies are available to meet requirements, but if the hon. Member knows of any cases of difficulty in obtaining supplies and will let me have particulars, I will have inquiries made.