HC Deb 15 February 1934 vol 285 cc2108-9W

asked the Secretary for Mines whether the coalowners of this country provide pulverised coal for sale for commercial purposes; and, if so, in what districts are quantities available?


asked the Secretary for Mines whether it is possible to purchase in this country quantities of pulverised coal other than that which is produced in a foreign country?


It is the usual practice in this country for coal to be pulverised on the consumers' premises, and until recently there was no plant installed in this country for supplying coal already pulverised. One such plant has, however, been installed experimentally by a firm acting in co-operation with a colliery in Yorkshire. The plant commenced operations in September, 1933, and I am informed that already there is a fairly considerable demand for the fuel. As regards the second part of the question of the hon. Member for Abertillery (Mr. Daggar), so far as I can ascertain, no pulverised coal has been imported into this country.