HC Deb 01 July 1963 vol 680 cc12-3W
79. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Power what estimate has now been made concerning the effect that the introduction of methane gas will have upon the coal industry of this country and on its manpower requirements.

Mr. Peyton

The net effect on the coal industry and mining employment should be relatively small: the alternative to methane would have been in large part oil.