HC Deb 21 April 1952 vol 499 c21
38. Mr. Joseph T. Price

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if, in view of the fact that British miners increased production of deep mined coal by 2,500,000 tons in the first 14 weeks of 1952 he will give his continued encouragement to all concerned in the industry with the object of raising 230,000,000 tons this year.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Every effort is being made to increase production this year as much as possible. But I must point out that last year the first 14 weeks included the Easter holidays whereas this year they did not, and, therefore, the output figures for the two years are not comparable.