HC Deb 26 May 1952 vol 501 cc106-7W
97. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Supply what is the purpose of sending form No. C.86/M/I.F. to firms which use only solid fuel, the allocation of which is fixed by the Ministry of Fuel and Power.

Mr. Sandys

The purpose of this form is primarily to obtain the information about fuel stocks, receipts and consumption required by the Ministry of Supply and the Ministry of Fuel and Power for arranging the distribution of fuel supplies to iron foundries.

98. Mr. M. MacPherson

asked the Minister of Supply how soon he considers it will be possible for him to withdraw his request to the Minister of Fuel and Power to deliver coke to the iron foundries on a lower scale than normal.

Mr. Sandys

The request referred to was made by my predecessor nearly a year ago. The state of our coke supplies would not, I am afraid, justify any change of policy.