HC Deb 24 March 1960 vol 620 cc69-70W
Mr. Sydney Irving

asked the Minister of Power the present difficulty restricting the production of the smokeless fuel Coalite, the production of which is well below the level of demand resulting from the clean air legislation; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. George

The production of Coalite is a matter for its makers, Coalite and Chemical Products, Ltd. Other kinds of solid smokeless fuels are available and the total supply of such fuel is sufficient to meet demands, including the present requirements of smoke control areas.

Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Power if he is aware of the difficulties experienced by the North Thames Gas Board in obtaining an adequate supply of the coal range suitable for the manufacture of the smokeless fuel called Clean Glow; if he will give up-to-date figures of the availability of smokeless fuel in this area; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. George

I am not aware of any such difficulties in the area of the North Thames Gas Board. Last year the Board sold 187,000 tons of Clean Glow; this year it expects to sell about 250,000 tons. In addition, the Board has ample supplies of other types of coke for sale. Separate figures for other smokeless fuels are not kept for the Board's area.

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