§ 86. Mr. Mason
asked the Minister of Power whether, in view of the potential success of the Central Electricity Generating Board's efforts to extract fuel from derelict pit heaps, he will give a general direction to the National Coal Board to consider surveying all abandoned heaps with a view to the power-producing industries jointly taking full advantage of this waste, and likewise helping to clear the mining districts of these dirt tips.
§ Mr. George
No. The reworking of old pit heaps is highly speculative. Action is therefore best left to local initiative.