HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 c91W
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.