§ 20. Captain Bullock
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what is the present controlled price for coke, and what is the basis on which this controlled price is decided.
§ Mr. Shinwell
There is no single controlled price for coke, as retail and wholesale prices for gas and hard coke vary in different parts of the country according to the prices ruling before the war, the quality of coke sold and the distance of the point of consumption from the point of production. Generally, the present price in any area is the pre-war price plus the national increases authorised by my Ministry from time to time to take account of increases in the price of coal.