§ Mr. Bidgood
asked the Paymaster-General from what date the allocation of industrial coal supplies will cease.
§ Sir I. Horobin
The National Coal Board plans to negotiate new commercial contracts with each individual buyer in turn over a period beginning 1st October, 1958, and to get all supplies covered by such contracts by the beginning of next May. Until a new contract is agreed with any one buyer, supplies to him will continue to be made under the existing contract, which is based on the present allocation and is "until further notice".