§ 77. Mr. D. J. Williams
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many opencast undertakings are now in production in the anthracite area of the South Wales coalfield; what is the weekly output from 241W each; and if he has any plans for the development of additional sites in this coalfield.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
Two opencast undertakings are now in production in the anthracite area of the South Wales coalfield. Their average weekly output during the 14 weeks ended 1st November were 5,095 and 1,527 tons respectively. There are plans for development in this area during the course of the next nine months of sites with total resources of 500,000 tons.