Coke (Storage Space)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Coal and Coke Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th June 1951.

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Photo of Sir Harold Sutcliffe Sir Harold Sutcliffe , Heywood and Royton 12:00 am, 11th June 1951

Would the right hon. Gentleman ask local authorities and not merchants especially to provide storage accommodation for coke where the gas works is some distance away, to avoid the sorry spectacle we had last year in my constituency and elsewhere of old women of 80 years of age trudging a mile and a half each way to fetch their fuel?