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Coal Deliveries (Reorganisation)

Volume 395: debated on Wednesday 1 December 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport what saving of transport, labour and petrol has been realised by the more drastic schemes for reorganising coal distribution in all or any of the places in which such schemes are in force?

I regret that I have not exact figures of the saving in transport, labour and petrol obtained by the reorganisation of house-coal deliveries for which my hon. Friend asks. It is estimated, however, that an overall saving of about 2,800,000 gallons of petrol a year has been made by all these schemes together. Of the more drastic schemes, the figures available for Leeds, Nottingham, Hereford show annual savings of about 46,000, 25,000 and 10,300 gallons respectively.