HC Deb 15 February 1954 vol 523 cc179-80W
14. Mr. R. J. Taylor

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what saving of coal there has been to date as a result of replacing colliery steam-raising plant by taking power from the national grid; and what will be the saving of coal when electrification is completed.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

It is difficult to make a sound estimate of these savings, but in the 4 years ended in 1952 the board's consumption of electricity went up by 775 million units and its coal consumption fell by one million tons.