HC Deb 24 March 1971 vol 814 cc135-6W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if, in view of the importance of making the Smoke Control Act more positive, he will seek powers to exercise control over the price of solid smokeless fuels; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ridley

No. The prices paid by the householder for solid smokeless fuels have not been controlled by the Government for many years, and I see no reason for change in view of the competition within the trade and from alternative fuels.