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Household Fuel And Lighting Orders

Volume 122: debated on Monday 8 December 1919

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10.

asked how many registered coal merchants have been prosecuted under the Household Fuel and Lighting Order, 1918, and the Order for 1919, respectively?

The number of registered coal merchants and dealers prosecuted under the Household Fuel and Lighting Order, 1918, was 240; under the Order for 1919, the number is 93 up to the present date.

Can the right hon. Gentleman do something to see that the people get coal in my district, where the merchants have not been selling coal?

I think that that is a question of delivery of coal in the district, which has been already discussed in this House, and it has been explained that the difficulty was transport, that the matter was in hand, and that a solution, it was hoped, was being found.

11.

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any of the Coal Controller's divisional or other representatives, appointed under the Household Fuel and Lighting Order, were previously in the employment of colliery proprietors, coal merchants, factors, or any person directly or indirectly interested in the sale of coal?