§ Mr. Jeger
Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that the export department of the National Coal Board is doing all it 30 should, in view of the fact that only recently the right hon. Gentleman told me that 300,000 tons of this coal was lying idle, whereas a few weeks before he told me that there was an unsatisfied demand for this coal which could not be satisfied because of the scarcity of coal of this type?
§ Mr. Wood
I understand that the type the hon. Member has in mind is virtually not included in the stock at present held in the East Midlands. The National Coal Board has exported almost twice as much in the first quarter of this year as it did in the first quarter last year. Therefore, the hon. Member's strictures on its exports are not entirely justified.