HC Deb 23 April 1866 vol 182 c1873

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he will lay upon the table of the House any information furnished to the Government by the Geological Survey Department on the supply of Coal in England?


said, in reply, that the Geological Survey Department had collected a large amount of information relative to the exhaustion of the coalfields. If the papers were laid before Parliament in their present shape, he feared they would not be intelligible; but he would communicate with the Department, and with their assistance he thought there would be no difficulty in extracting a considerable amount of information connected with the subject, which he would lay on the table of the House.