HC Deb 12 March 1951 vol 485 cc112-3W
71. Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what action is open to a coal retailer on receipt of unburnable coal.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

In 1948 the National Coal Board and the distributive trade agreed about the procedure to be followed by any merchant who desired to complain about the quality of the coal which he received; and every merchant was told what he should do. At my request, the matter was discussed again last year, and in October arrangements were made for a more liberal application of the plan. These arrangements have worked well, but if the hon. Member will let me know of any case where things have gone wrong, I will be happy to inquire.