HC Deb 19 June 1950 vol 476 cc77-8W
134. Mr. R. Robinson

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what success was achieved by the preliminary experiment in the underground gasification of coal at Newman Spinney, near Chesterfield; and whether his Department will continue with such experiments.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

Some success has been achieved at Newman Spinney in igniting a coal seam underground and in producing combustible gas. Experience has been gained which should be of value when the time comes to plan a full-scale trial. In the meantime, the present experiments will go on.

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