HC Deb 28 November 1963 vol 685 cc95-6W
Mr. Neal

asked the Minister of Power whether he will make a statement on the safety aspects of the experiments with robot miners being undertaken in the East Midlands coalfield.

Mr. Peyton

I assume the hon. Member is referring to the experiments with automated faces at Newstead and Ormonde Collieries. These systems reduce the number of men exposed to the hazards of work at the face and so constitute a major advance in safety.