HC Deb 31 January 1963 vol 670 cc203-4W
3. Mr. Matthews

asked the Minister of Power what proportion of coal output is now cut and loaded by machinery compared with the same time last year; and what progress the National Coal Board

Thousand tons
Types or Brands 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962
Specially reactive fuels (Coalite, Rexco, Cleanglow, Phimax and Warmco) 483 575 813 982 1,120 1,269 1,520
Gas coke including Gloco and Sebrite (a) 2,924 2,521 2,531 2,215 2,549 2,465 2,636
Coke oven coke
Sunbrite (b) 454 414 407 396 442 501 639
Anthracite and dry steam coals 1,550 1,456 1,479 1,462 1,470 1,571 1,568
Phurnacite 325 370 481 584 609 655 654
Total 5,736 5,336 5,711 5,639 6,190 6,461 7,017
(a) Comprising cokes suitable for improved open fires (Gloco and Sebrite) and those normally burnt in domestic boilers, but excluding premium cokes made at gasworks (Cleanglow and Phimax), which are included under "Specially reactive fuels."
(b) The premium coke made at coke ovens (Warmco) is included under "Specially reactive fuels".

9. Mr. Charles A. Howell

asked the Minister of Power what type of appliances for use with smokeless fuel his scientific and economic advisers are recommending to householders included, or likely to be included, in designated smokeless zones in order of efficiency and economic use.

Mr. Peyton

Details of solid fuel appliances are given in the list approved by the Domestic Solid Fuel Appliances Approved Council, on which my Department is represented. The list, which is published jointly by the Coal Utilisation Council and the Solid Smokeless Fuels

expects to make in 1963 and succeeding years.

Mr. Peyton

63 per cent. in December, 1962, compared with 54 per cent. in December, 1961. I am asking the Chairman of the National Coal Board to write to my hon. Friend about the Board's plans for the future.