Domestic Supply, Willenhall.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 12th March 1942.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

asked the Secretary for Mines what steps he has taken to remedy the acute shortage of house coal at Willenhall, Staffordshire?

Photo of Mr David Grenfell Mr David Grenfell , Gower

I am aware that house coal is in short supply in the Willenhall area. The house coal officer for the division has arranged for additional supplies to be allocated to the area, and every effort is being made to improve the local arrangements for equitable distribution.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

Is my hon. Friend aware that promises of further house coal have been made in the past to Willenhall and have not been carried out, and will he see that my constituents receive the coal this time?

Photo of Mr David Grenfell Mr David Grenfell , Gower

As far as possible; I have said so in my reply.

Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

Are the conditions at Willenhall worse than anywhere else?