HC Deb 01 May 1972 vol 836 c25W
Mr. John Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the estimated number of miners needed to provide coal for the equivalent of electricity generated at Fawley, Pembroke and Kingnorth oil-fired generating stations, and the estimated amount of social security benefits required on average for a similar number of unemployed males.

Mr. Tom Boardman:

The wide variations in productivity of coal fields and the uncertainty of how the generating system's costs would be affected make a meaningful estimate impossible.