HC Deb 03 February 1958 vol 581 cc130-1W
71. Sir I. Fraser

asked the Paymaster-General when he will end coal rationing.

Sir I. Horobin

My noble Friend has already announced that imports, which last year provided some 10 per cent. of house coal requirements, must be drastically reduced this year, and before he can end rationing he must be satisfied that home supplies are adequate.

The position is being kept under close review.

Brigadier Clarke

asked the Paymaster-General when he expects to bring coal rationing to an end.

Sir Ian Horobin

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to my reply today to my hon. Friend the Member for Morecambe and Lonsdale (Sir. I. Fraser).