HC Deb 26 April 1948 vol 450 cc13-4W
Mr. Barton

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will state, in linear feet, the amount of conveyor belting used in the mining industry during the 12 months ended 31st March, 1948; and the quantity of used conveyor belting salvaged during the same period and disposed of for further manufacturing processes.

Mr. Gaitskell

I am advised by the National Coal Board that the latest figures they have relate to the year 1947, during which 7.9 million linear feet of new conveyor belting were put into use. I regret that the information asked for in the second part of the Question is not available.