HC Deb 30 January 1947 vol 432 cc239-40W
14. Commander Galbraith

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how much electricity generating plant is usually out of action for maintenance and repair at the present time as compared with 1938; and what proportion of this results from the use of unsuitable coal.

Mr. Shinwell

The loss in capacity of generating plant which is out of action on account of maintenance, repair, etc., at the present time is 14.7 per cent. of the total capacity compared with 5.7 per cent. in 1938. The loss due to unsuitable coal at the present time is calculated at 3 per cent.