Coal Situation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 1st October 1942.

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Photo of Sir Arnold Gridley Sir Arnold Gridley , Stockport

It has taken thousands of years to mature. Coal is absolutely vital to the life of man in peace-time and far more so in time of war as grave as that which we face to-day. Therefore, I appeal most strongly that Ministers present should bring before the War Cabinet the need to come to an urgent decision now and to act quickly. Let us be done with procrastination.