§ 86. Mr. Erroll
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power why the estimated cost of the grants to local authorities in respect of the costs of administration of the Retail Coal Prices Order and the Coal Distribution Order should have been increased from £950,000 to 12W £1,100,000 in the current year; and how far he hopes to effect economies in this control.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
The main reason for the increase was an improvement in the salary and wage scales of the local fuel overseers' staff. The cost of administering the Orders is constantly under review and will be reduced whenever possible.