HC Deb 10 April 1952 vol 498 c275W
75. Mr. Chetwynd

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what action he is taking to increase the supply of coke to the steel industry in view of the fact that total stocks of coke on the ground at blast furnaces now represents only a few days supply.

Mr. Joynson-Hicks

Stocks of coke at blast furnaces amount to 175,000 tons or almost exactly the same as a year ago. The question is, however, receiving consideration.

Sir G. Hutchinson

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware of the insufficient supplies of anthracite available in Ilford and that the waiting period for delivery is now three to four months; and what steps he proposes to take to improve available supplies.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

I am making inquiries and will write to my hon. and learned Friend.