6. Lieut.-Commander Hutchison
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power why he has authorised the regrading of Dalkeith Blackband coal from grade 4 to grade 2, with a consequent advance in price of 10s. 8d. per ton to consumers.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
Dalkeith Blackband coal was recently regraded as grade 3, with an increase in price of 6s. a ton, because the quality of the coal has been improved by picking out the hard coal, which is sold separately.