HC Deb 01 February 1960 vol 616 cc80-1W
16. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Minister of Power whether he will arrange for greater quantities of coal suitable for manufacturing smokeless fuels other than coke to be made available, in view of the increasing public demand for such products.

Mr. George

I understand from the National Coal Board that there is no shortage of suitable coals for this purpose.

30. Mr. Owen

asked the Minister of Power what consultations he has had with the industries concerned with regard to the establishment of a smokeless fuel production plant in the east Northumberland coalfield to meet the demand for this fuel following the growing application of the Clean Air Act.

Mr. George

The location of new plants is primarily a matter for the industries concerned.