HC Deb 17 May 1927 vol 206 c972
66. Mr. LUNN

asked the President of the Board of Education the amount of coal used in Great Britain for the purpose of high-temperature carbonisation and low-temperature carbonisation, respectively, during the last year for which figures are available?

Colonel LANE FOX

I have been asked to reply. In the year 1925 approximately 30,200,000 tons of coal were used for high-temperature carbonisation and 20,000 tons for low-temperature carbonisation.


Can the Secretary for Mines tell us the line of demarcation which compels him to answer this question while the Noble Lady answers the three previous questions put by the hon. Member for St. Helens (Mr. Tinker)?

Colonel LANE FOX

Yes, Sir. The previous questions referred to the Fuel Research Committee, while this question refers to the consumption of coal in this country.


Can the right hon. Gentleman give us any indication as to when the low-temperature carbonisation process is likely to be a commercial success?

Colonel LANE FOX

That is a question which should be addressed to the President of the Board of Education?

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