§ 14. Mr. Bartley
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the average retail price of domestic coal per ton, showing such items as pit-head price, the cost of transport, the cost of delivery and the distributor's profit margin.
§ Mr. Aubrey Jones
As the Answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the Answer:
§ Records of average prices to consumers are not kept, but for the areas covered in my predecessor's reply to the hon. Member on 28th July, 1955, the information is as follows:
|BASIC MAXIMUM PRICES OF GROUP 4 HOUSE COAL PER TON|
|—||London||Part of Durham including Chester-le-Street U.D. and R.D. and Washington U.D.|
|Retail delivery costs||27||0||20||3|
|Retail profit margin||2||9||2||9|
|NOTE.—No account is taken of variations under the summer/winter prices scheme.|