HC Deb 05 May 1958 vol 587 cc78-9W
55. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Paymaster-General whether, in view of the fact that many people on small fixed incomes, especially retired pensioners, purchase domestic fuel in small weekly quantities, he will amend his regulations to ensure that such consumers get the same protection as those who buy fuel in quantities of more than two cwt.

Sir I. Horobin

All retail deliveries of coal and coke are subject to price control but the use of delivery notes specifying grade and price for quantities of two cwt. or less is not always practicable and if made obligatory would in any case slow up deliveries and increase costs.

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