§ 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 180W 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.