HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 c344W
130. Mr. D. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the comparison between the amount of supplies and materials held in stock by the coalmining industry at August, 1945, and August, 1946.

Mr. Shinwell

Steel, timber and conveyor belting comprise the major portion of colliery stocks of materials. Returns are not available for the dates named by my hon. Friend, but the increases in stocks at June, 1946, compared with June, 1945, are as follow:

  • Steel, 12,700 tons.
  • Timber, 111,800 standards
  • Conveyor belting, 35,100 feet.

The same general improvement applies to other items.