§ 23. Mr. G. Elfed Davies
asked the Minister of Power whether he is satisfied that the present measures of protection for the coal industry enable advantage to be taken of the use of indigenous fuel; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mason
Yes, Sir. The measures of direct assistance for the coal industry constitute a massive degree of protection which ensures that coal is used to the maximum extent compatible with the national interest. It is partly as a result that our economy is more coal intensive than that of any other major industrial country in the free world.
§ Mr. Davies
Will my right hon. Friend give comparisons of coal utilisation between the United Kingdom and other major industrial countries?