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Merchants' Stocks

Volume 464: debated on Monday 2 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is aware of the bad position of coal stocks in the borough of Bexley; and if these stocks will be increased in the near future.

Merchants' stocks are low in Bexley as elsewhere, but this is not unusual at the end of the winter and I do not know of any special difficulties in Bexley. Merchants generally begin to lay down stocks in May against next Winter's needs and continue stocking throughout the Summer.