§ 124. Mr. Roland Robinson
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he has now assessed the results of the experiments in the underground gasification of coal at Newman Spinney, near Chesterfield; and whether it is now proposed to continue these experiments on a larger scale.
§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
Yes. My Scientific Advisory Council has assessed the results of the experiments and has recommended an expansion of the work at Newman Spinney and further experimental work in other coalfields with differing geological characteristics. This is now being planned. The National Coal Board is actively cooperating in the programme of work.