HC Deb 21 March 1955 vol 538 cc151-2W
62. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power when he expects that the supplies of smokeless fuel will be adequate to meet the domestic demand; and what steps are being taken to increase supplies.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Though for the reasons that I gave the House on 14th March there are at present difficulties in the distribution of solid smokeless fuels, production is in general sufficient to meet demand and is being increased to match the larger requirements that will result from the Government's clean air policy.

63. Mr. Holt

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how much domestic-type coal he estimates he would have to import over 12 months to free domestic supplies from the allocation system.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

About 2 million tons extra.