§ Mr. Nabarro
asked the Paymaster-General the output of smokeless fuel in the United Kingdom during the last year for which figures are available; and what estimate he has made of the prospective output of such fuels during each of the next five years.
§ Mr. Maudling
Total production of solid smokeless fuels in 1956 was about 34 million tons, excluding hard coke supplied to blast furnaces and foundries. Production in 1957 will probably be at about the same level. In subsequent years it will largely depend upon demand and I have no reason to believe that shortage of supplies will delay progress under the Clean Air Act, 1956.