HC Deb 01 May 1950 vol 474 cc150-1W
70. Lieut.-Commander Baldock

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is aware that many coal merchants in Leicestershire have been unable to honour domestic rations; that this position has been aggravated by the low quality of much of the coal supplied; and what steps he proposes to take to improve the position.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

As I am sure the hon. and gallant Member is aware, the quantities of coal which a householder may buy are not rations, the supply of which is guaranteed; they are limits up to which he may buy if the necessary supplies are available. I am making inquiries about the position in Leicestershire, and I will write to the hon. and gallant Member as soon as I can.