HC Deb 04 April 1944 vol 398 cc1793-4
29. Flight-Lieutenant Raikes

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the percentages of the total output of coal that are mechanically cut and conveyed, respectively, at the present time; and how these percentages compare with those for 1he last available date before the publication of the White Paper on coal in June, 1942.

Major Lloyd George

The latest period for which the information is available is the year 1942. In that year 66.44 per cent.

of the total coal output was cut by machinery and 64.84 per cent. mechanically conveyed. In the year 1941, the percentages were 65.67 and 63.70, respectively.

Mr. Keeling

Is it not intended to keep these figures up to date?

Major Lloyd George

They will be brought up to date as soon as information is received from all districts.