HC Deb 01 December 1952 vol 508 c114W
70. Mr. Grey

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is aware that the North-East have been left out of the National Coal Board's scheme to provide off the ration small coal; that this has caused dissatisfaction; and what measures he intends to adopt to rectify this.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Although supplies of this coal are not available for the house coal market in Northumberland and Durham, the National Coal Board are doing their best to make certain quantities of other off-ration coals available to domestic consumers there.