HC Deb 26 March 1946 vol 421 c209
52. Mr. W. Shepherd

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the present cost per ton of coal produced by the German coal control; and the price which is being obtained from other European countries to which it is being supplied.

Mr. J. Hynd

Under present conditions, it is impossible to give a firm figure for the cost per ton of coal produced by the North German Coal Control. The export price of coal is a matter for quadripartite agreement, and has not been finally fixed. In the meantime, provisional f.o.b. prices, averaging approximately nine dollars a ton and varying in accordance with different trades, are being charged.