HC Deb 17 March 1952 vol 497 cc170-1W
20. Mr. Pryde

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what progress has been made with the opencast boring operations in the Rosewell-Auchendinny area of Midlothian; what seams have been proved; and what is the thickness of such seams and the depth at which they lie.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

About half a million tons of coal have been proved or partly proved in five seams. They vary in thickness from 15 inches to 4 feet and they lie at depths of from 10 to 100 feet.