HC Deb 15 December 1953 vol 522 c201
56. Mr. Remnant

asked the Minister of Works whether he can estimate how many bricks have been lost in manufacture in the present calendar year owing to bad coal.

Sir D. Eccles

No, Sir.

Mr. Remnant

Does that mean that my right hon. Friend has no knowledge because, if so and I add to his knowledge in that respect, will he pursue the subject of loss caused by bad fuel with his right hon. Friend the Minister of Fuel and Power?

Sir D. Eccles

It is some time since we have had any complaint about bad coal at brickyards. It is possible that better quality coal would help, but I have no accurate information.

Mr. Holmes

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, speaking as a miner, I say that there is no bad coal? It is like beer—some is worse than others.

Sir D. Eccles

There are very large differences in quality, but I think that the brickyards are fairly well served at present.