HC Deb 26 March 1947 vol 435 c209W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will make a full statement on the fuel and power situation; what is the average age of the generating plant, the coal consumption per kilowatt hour in 1939 and 1946, the estimated increase in coal consumption due to the quality of coal and the age of the plant and the percentage of uneconomic generating plant; and what steps are being taken to deal with these problems.

Mr. Shinwell

I regret that it is not possible to deal with the points raised by my hon. Friend within the limits of a Parliamentary Question. If he cares to write to me on any specific point, I shall be only too pleased to supply him with such detailed information as is available.