HC Deb 13 July 1959 vol 609 c7W
56. Mr. Hastings

asked the Paymaster-General the average percentage of sulphur in the principal varieties of smokeless fuel now on sale to the public; and how these percentages compare with those of average samples of coal and coke supplied for domestic consumption.

Sir I. Horobin

In the smokeless fuels now on sale to the public the sulphur content is about 1 per cent. by weight in anthracite and from 1.0 per cent. to 2.5 per cent. in coke and other manufactured fuels, varying with the sulphur content of the coal from which they are produced. The average sample of coal or coke contains about 1.6 per cent. of sulphur.

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