HC Deb 06 July 1959 vol 608 c87W
10. Mr. P. Noel-Baker

asked the Paymaster-General what sum was expended in 1958 by the National Coal Board on research into the better use of coal.

Mr. Maudling

In addition to its contribution of £140,000 to the work of the British Coal Utilisation Research Association, the Board incurred an expenditure of between £300,000 and £400,000 on the development of briquetting techniques and by-products from coal.

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