§ 36. Mr. E. Johnson
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the total amount of new capital introduced into the coal mining industry in Great Britain since 1952.
§ The Minister of Fuel and Power (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)
Capital expenditure has been about £253 million, of which £179 million has been financed by new borrowing.
§ Mr. Johnson
Can my right hon. Friend hold out any hope of the country 24 getting any return on this enormous investment of capital in the shape of more coal?