§ 42. Mr. Nabarro
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he has now completed his consideration of the Industrial Steam Survey, published in the Digest of Statistics of his Department during 1953;and what action he proposes to take in the matter in view of the increased and increasing deficiency of coal supplies for all purposes.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
Further analysis of the Survey has revealed that there are useful possibilities of saving coal by the installation of back pressure engines in many industrial establishments. I expect shortly to hear from my Fuel Efficiency Advisory Committee how they consider that these possibilities can best be realised, and meanwhile the National Industrial Fuel Efficiency Service are being supplied with details of the establishments where the prospects of coal saving are best.
§ Mr. Nabarro
Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that all his plans will be negatived unless he can persuade the British Electricity Authority to view favourably all proposals made by private owners of back pressure turbines for parallel working? Will he have special regard to this important factor?