asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if the transfer of his Department's fuel efficiency service to the new Fuel Advisory Company is now completed; and what arrangements he has made to check future progress by the company in promoting the more efficient utilisation of fuel in industry.
Yes, Sir. An officer of my Department has been appointed an observer and both at administrative and technical levels we are in close touch with the service.
In view of the importance to the country of saving coal, would the Minister tell us whether the House will from time to time be kept informed of the progress made by this company, especially as he knows that these arrangements are very experimental, and some of us doubt their efficiency altogether?
Yes, I can tell the House that since the new service has been set up there has been an increase in the flow of inquiries from industry.