HC Deb 26 October 1953 vol 518 c321W
79. Dr. King

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the allocations of coal per customer in London and Southampton, respectively.

Mr. Joynson-Hicks

The allocations of coal between regions which are made, with my right hon. Friend's approval, by the merchants' organisation known as the House Coal Distribution (Emergency) Scheme, give an average per registration of 26.3 cwt. in the London Region and 28.1 cwt. in the Southern Region, which includes Southampton. The responsibility within each region for allocating the coal to individual merchants rests entirely with the scheme.

—— 1950–51 Actual 1951–52 Actual 1952–53 Actual
£ £ £
Gross Expenditure 144,256 168,250 202,831
Receipts from fees, etc. 21,475 19,623 20,919
£122,781 £148,627 £181,912
April, 1950 April, 1951 April, 1952
Staff Employed 195 204 244
The staff employed in September, 1953, was 283 and the estimated net expenditure for 1953–54 is£203,700.

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