§ 27. Sir Waldron Smithers
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the amount of coal approximately above ground at the pitheads, at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Shinwell
Colliery stocks, on ground and in wagons, at 25th January, 1947, were 1,376,464 tons.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Does the Minister realise that he can get gas from coal, but not coal from gas or hot air?
§ Mr. Sparks
Will my right hon. Friend take steps to advise the railway companies of the quantity of coal likely to be transported on Sundays, so that they can make the necessary arrangements with their staff and thereby prevent a large number of men being booked on for Sunday duty when they are not actually required for the job?