HC Deb 12 February 1973 vol 850 c222W
37. Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the progress being made with the experimental process of extracting natural gas from coal by the Gas Council at Westfield, Fife, a project which he has welcomed.

Mr. Emery

I am advised by the British Gas Corporation, and this confirms the views I gained when I visited Westfield, that the preliminary engineering and research work is proceeding satisfactorily.