HC Deb 07 May 1951 vol 487 cc170-1W
22. Mr. Timmons

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what seams of coal were found in Lanarkshire by the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company when boring for oil during the last war; what are the thicknesses of the seams, and at what depths; and what are the prospects of development in that area.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

A bore hole was put down in Lanarkshire by the D'Arcy Exploration Company in 1945, but no valuable seam of coal was found at any depth. With my hon. Friend's permission, I will send him in writing such detailed information as I possess.

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