HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 cc111-2W
88. Mr. Sutcliffe

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what steps are being taken to encourage the further development of up-to-date and scientific automatic stoking plant, with a view to fuel economy and the greatest efficiency, and also to ensure a high grade quality of fuel.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

At the request of my Department, the Combustion Engineering Association have set up a special National Committee to encourage the further development of automatic stoking plant, and to prepare a comprehensive manual of information for the guidance of potential purchasers. The Committee includes representatives of the National Coal Board, of the manufacturers and users of the plant and of the goal distributors. The manual will give full information about the various kinds of plant, and about the range of available coals which can be used efficiently with each of them.

The National Coal Board are taking steps to encourage the installation of such plant and to supply the appropriate coal.