§ 85. Mr. Bartley
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the capital value of mining machinery which has been imported from America since, and including, 1947; what proportion of that machinery is actually in use in British coal mines now; and what has happened to the remainder of such machinery.
§ Mr. Joynson-Hicks
I am informed that mining machinery to the value of £409,100 has been imported by the National Coal Board from the U.S.A. Of these imports, I understand that machines worth £105,000 are awaiting installation, and the rest are in use.