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Miners' Allowances

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the amount of coal allowed to miners for domestic use; the extent to which this exceeds the allowance to other persons; and the total quantity of extra coal involved.

The average weekly quantity of free or cheap coal delivered to colliery employees in March, 1947, was 113,000 tons. With regard to the latter part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 6th March to the hon. and gallant Member for Henley (Sir G. Fox).