§ Captain MacLeod
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power (1) what peat sites, which could be worked on an economic basis, have already been surveyed by his Department and what further sites are to be surveyed;
(2) when the report may be expected of the survey, which is at present being carried out, of peat sites which could be worked on an economic basis.133W
§ Mr. Shinwell
Surveys of a number of peal sites are now in progress. Where the technical reports appear favourable, the economic possibilities are investigated by my officers in the region concerned, but it is not yet possible to indicate which sites are likely to be capable of economic working. The surveys which are now taking place are not designed to form the basis for published reports.