HC Deb 06 February 1956 vol 548 cc148-9W
42. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what steps he intends to take to speed up capital investment in the coal industry and to expedite production of coal from developing mines in which large amounts of capital have already been invested.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

I have indicated to the National Coal Board that I attach the greatest importance to accelerating mechanisation and to obtaining early results from schemes of reconstruction and development such as the hon. Member has in mind. With regard to the future level of investment, I am in consultation with the Board over a revision of its "Plan for Coal."

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