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Mine Accidents

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 10 March 1943

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the number of fatal and serious accidents in and about the mines during 1943 and comparative figures for 1942 and 1941 and the separate figures for Yorkshire?

The following statement gives the information:substantial quantities of creosote and pitch are available for use as fuel. In order to save imported fuel oil the Ministry of Fuel and Power have arranged for the conversion of fuel oil burning furnace and boiler plant to burn a mixture of creosote and pitch. The best possible use is thus made of available supplies of creosote.