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Hard Coke Supplies

Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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15.

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether sufficient supplies of hard coke are now available to meet the needs of the iron and steel industry; and what is the prospect for the future.

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes, Sir." In addition, some hard coke is now being exported. As regards the second part of the Question, forward estimates of hard coke requirements of the iron and steel industry have been prepared, and energetic steps are being taken to see that coke oven capacity—including new ovens—will be sufficient to produce the necessary supplies of coke.