§ 70. Commander Locker - Lampson
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how much machinery to take the place of miners has been installed in British mines; and whether he will ensure that more mines adopt this method, in order that wages may be increased and labour shortage cease?
Major Lloyd George
Of the total output of coal in the United Kingdom, the proportion cut and conveyed by machinery is about 65 per cent. My hon. and gallant Friend may rest assured that it is 1397 the policy of my Ministry to foster the use of machinery to the fullest practicable extent.