HC Deb 10 May 1966 vol 728 c52W
Mr. George H. Perry

asked the Minister of Power if he will seek power to enable himself to stabilise the price of domestic coke, in view of the financial hardship being experienced by people resident in smokeless zones.

Mr. Marsh

Coke is one of a number of fuels which can be used in smoke control areas. To hold the price artificially low would be a misuse of resources.

In cases of serious hardship, the National Assistance Board is, of course, willing to give special help to those qualifying for assistance to tide them over the transfer to smokeless fuels.

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