HC Deb 18 December 1952 vol 509 c275W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is aware that many consumers are unable at present to take up the National Coal Board's offer of nutty slack because they cannot find a coal merchant who has time to collect and deliver it; and if he will inquire into this position, with a view to improving the machinery of distribution.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

There is some delay in the delivery of all types of domestic fuel, but this is not unusual in cold weather such as there has been recently, as merchants throughout the country have heavy orders on their books.