§ Mr. Perkins
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what complaints he has received from blacksmiths in Gloucestershire as to the quality of the coal supplied 73W to them, and what steps he is taking to improve the supply.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
No complaints have been received by my Department about the quality of coal supplied to blacksmiths in Gloucestershire. I am advised, however, that one blacksmith has made a complaint about the quality of his supplies to his merchant. The merchant is pursuing the matter through the usual commercial channels described in paragraphs 286 to 288 of the National Coal Board's Report for 1948. I am also informed that the complaint is now being investigated by the Board.