§ 45. Mr. A. Roberts
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what factors he takes into account in calculating the retail price of domestic coal.
§ Mr. Aubrey Jones
The cost to retail merchants at their depots, the costs of distribution from depots to consumers, and an allowance for net profit.
§ Mr. Sylvester
In view of the Minister's answer about transport and so on, can he say how it is that the price in mining areas, where the coal is fetched straight from the pits, is double the average pithead price paid to the Coal Board?