§ Mr. George Brown
asked the Minister of Technology whether he is satisfied that arrangements have been made to ensure adequate supplies of smokeless fuels in the East Midlands area both in the short and long term; and what steps he proposes to take.
§ Mr. Benn
Everything possible is being done by solid smokeless fuel producers to provide adequate supplies in both the short and long term. Local availability 281W is a matter for the producers and distributors, but if my right hon. Friend has evidence of serious delays in supplies I hope that he will let me know.