§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Minister of Power if he is satisfied that sufficient stocks of fuel are available, including smokeless fuel, to supply Carlisle and Cumberland in the event of a severe winter; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Freeson
Supplies of coal, including smokeless fuel, this winter should be sufficient to meet demand, and stocks are generally above last year's level. Particular boiler fuels may be in short supply in some areas, but alternatives should be available.