§ Mr. Wyatt
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what difficulties there are in obtaining from the U.S.A. or elsewhere mechanical equipment to bring the mines fully up to date; what percentage of the mechanical equipment required has been obtained; and how long he anticipates it will be before all the mechanical equipment required has been secured.
§ Mr. Shinwell
No difficulties have been experienced in obtaining suitable machinery for the mines from the U.S.A. and, in co-operation with the manufacturers in this country, increased capacity has been provided to meet demands for mining machinery and equipment. In regard to the latter parts of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply on 27th February.