HC Deb 20 November 1950 vol 481 c1W
8. Colonel J. R. H. Hutchison

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether any experiments in the underground gasification of coal are proceeding or are under contemplation in Scotland.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

No experiments on the underground gasification of coal have yet been made in Scotland. Short-term experimental work is going on near Chesterfield; no decision to extend it to other sites can be taken yet. If and when a decision is made, sites in Scotland will, of course, be given full and equal consideration.