§ Mr. Hylton-Foster
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will make more coke available to meet domestic needs in York.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
Owing to the necessity for repairs to the coal carbonising plant at York gasworks, the local production of gas coke has fallen appreciably in recent months. Repairs have now been completed, and I am informed that the quantity of locally produced coke is increasing. While the current general shortage of coke continues, however, I regret that it will not be possible to meet in full the requirements of domestic consumers generally.