HC Deb 04 May 1937 vol 323 cc969-70
73. Mr. Whiteley

asked the Secretary for Mines the number of systems of low temperature carbonisation that have been introduced; how many have been examined by the research department; and what number are likely to be of service?

Captain Crookshank

With regard to the first and third parts of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 16th March to the hon. Member for Seaham (Mr. Shinwell), a copy of which I am sending to him. As regards the second part, 15 plants have up to the present date been tested by the

penses for the Northumberland coalfield for 1922 and each year to date?

Captain Crookshank

I regret that the desired information with regard to f.o.b. and c.i.f. prices is not available, but, with the hon. Member's permission, I will circulate the available figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the information:

Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under the Government's published scheme for testing low temperature carbonisation plants.

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