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Nigerian Coal (Imports)

Volume 486: debated on Monday 9 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what steps were taken to ensure that Nigerian coal being imported into this country is suitable for use by a British industry.

Before they purchased any coal from Nigeria, the National Coal Board examined the available analyses and came to the conclusion that, although the coal was rather lower in calorific value than the average British steam raising coal of corresponding size, it was suitable for general industrial purposes.