Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power. – in the House of Commons on 25th June 1942.
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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will publish week by week the national coal consumption, together with the consumption of
coal in the corresponding periods for the previous three years?
Major Lloyd George:
Would my right hon. and gallant Friend publish the figures monthly so that there would not be any sudden rationing and quick consumption without some warning?
I do not think it would be in the national interest to publish these figures at all.
Will the Minister take care that no information is submitted to the public that would make the nationalisation of the industry necessary?
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