Fuel and Power Cuts

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th February 1947.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Peart Mr Thomas Peart , Workington 12:00 am, 10th February 1947

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the fuel crisis, in the words of yesterday's "Observer,"has ancient roots involving the call-up of miners in 1942, and the long neglect of modernisation and mechanisation? Will my right hon. Friend appeal to His Majesty's Opposition to behave as patriotically as the miners?