asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport the general nature of the more drastic schemes for eliminating overlapping between merchants distributing coal within the zones assigned to them?
As I informed my hon. Friend in answer to a Question on 10th November, the main principle of these schemes is that overlapping between merchants who distribute coal within the zones assigned to them is eliminated. This is done either by limiting individual merchants to specified districts, or by excluding them from districts where their share of the total trade is small. I am sending my hon. Friend details of some of the schemes, in order that he may see how this principle is applied.