HC Deb 24 November 1960 vol 630 c137W
85. Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Power what general direction he has given to the Central Electricity Generating Board with reward to research into the extraction of fuel from derelict pit heaps: and if he will make a statement.

Mr. George


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.

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