§ 60. Lieut.-Colonel Sir MERVYN MANNINGHAM-BULLER
asked the Secretary for Mines if he has any information as to the number, if any, of electrical 610 generating plants in the United Kingdom which use pulverised coal?
§ Mr. COLVILLE
I have been asked to reply. My hon. Friend the Secretary for Mines is informed by the Electricity Commissioners that during the year 1930–31, 19 authorised electricity undertakings in Great Britain consumed 941,000 tons of pulverised coal at their generating stations, or about 11 per cent. of the total amount of coal used for the generation of electricity by all authorised undertakings. Information is not at present available in regard to other undertakings which generate electricity, but efforts are being made to obtain it.