HC Deb 05 February 1963 vol 671 cc53-4W
Mr. J. Hynd

asked the Minister of Power whether he is aware of the shortage of premium grades of smokeless hard fuel in Sheffield; whether, to enable the operation of the Clean Air Act in the city, he will give an assurance that the demands will now be met; and whether he will take steps to secure an immediate expansion of production of these grades.

Mr. Peyton

Supplies of Cleanglow to the Sheffield area have been 60 per cent. higher this year than last, but are not enough to meet present demands. The East Midlands Gas Board, and other manufacturers, are planning to increase production of premium fuels for next winter. Meanwhile there are adequate supplies of Gloco, which is suitable for use in improved open fires.