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Open-Cast Coal (North Midland Region)

Volume 389: debated on Thursday 27 May 1943

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether any production has been lost by industrial concerns owing to refusing to use open cast won coal in the North Midland Region?

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many refusals to use open cast won coal by industrial concerns in the North Midland Region have come to his notice; and how many representations he has received from household consumers who have had to use this product because of such refusals?

Detailed information is not available, but on the whole industrial consumers in the North Midland Region have co-operated in the utilisation of opencast coal, and I know of no case where, owing to its refusal by an industrial concern, it has been forced into the housecoal market.