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Domestic Supplies (Allocation)

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will instruct local fuel overseers to present to the local government authorities concerned a monthly report of the proceedings of the Fuel Control Advisory Committee; and if he will give instructions to overseers to review annually the registration for domestic coal, with a view to ensuring that adjustments are made in the district allocation of coal arising from the increase or decrease in registration.

Bearing in mind that the local fuel overseers are officials of the local authorities, I do not think that the reports suggested by my hon. Friend are needed. With regard to the second part of the Question, half-yearly returns of the numbers of registrations in each district are already obtained from local fuel overseers as a basis for the allocation of supplies of domestic coal.