HC Deb 22 December 1964 vol 704 c269W
Mr. Kershaw

asked the Minister of Power whether, in connection with his review of the possibility of writing off a substantial amount of the Coal Board's capital, he will take into account the underemployment of capital equipment evidenced by the fact that a recent Board survey showed that coal-mining machinery is working productively for only one third of a shift and that an increased operating time of one minute would be worth £1 million.

Mr. Frederick Lee

I shall take all relevant factors into account.