HC Deb 18 July 1929 vol 230 cc635-6W

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will include amongst his schemes for dealing with unemployment in the South Wales and other coal-producing districts the opening of new works for the utilisation of waste coal and slack, so as to produce smokeless fuel, similar to the works recently opened at the Askern Colliery by Doncaster Coalite, Limited, and Low Temperature Carbonisation, Limited; and whether he can now indicate the nature and method of assistance in any such new projects which may be given by His Majesty's Government, so as to encourage the setting up of new works in those districts and avoid the hardships consequent upon migration of the unemployed and heavy financial loss to the State?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given ay the Secretary for Mines to the hon. Member for Spennymoor (Mr. Batey) on the 8th instant.