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Coal Industry (Production Figures)

Volume 462: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in view of the great production efforts of the miners of Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley, he will consider publishing the production figures for this area separately instead of included in the figure for the Manchester district, which is generally accepted as being the City of Manchester but which is 12 miles away.

The Ministry of Fuel and Power publish only the national and regional figures of production. The publication of detailed figures relating to particular districts, such as those referred to by my hon. Friend, is a matter for the divisional coal boards, who I am sure will not hesitate to give due publicity to achievements by individual collieries which are especially noteworthy.