§ 30. Mr. Ian Winterbottom
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will give an estimate of how much additional coal would be needed to raise the consumption 2092 of power from two to six units per man-hour worked.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
to increase the total consumption of electricity in manufacturing industry from two to six units per operative hour worked, by the addition of extra supplies from the grid, would require an increase of about 40 million tons a year in the coal consumed.
§ Mr. Winterbottom
Is my right hon. Friend aware that this is considerably above the output of the coalfields, and will he consider, in collaboration with the Governments concerned, the development of coalfields within the Commonwealth such as those at Blair Atholl, Queensland?