HC Deb 21 January 1947 vol 432 cc24-5W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what proportion of surface-mined coal is being used for domestic and industrial purposes, respectively.

Mr. Gaitskell

During January-November, 1946, 18 per cent. of the total disposals of opencast coal for inland consumption was for domestic purposes, 40 per cent. for industry, and 37 per cent. for electricity stations.