§ 43. Mr. Gourlay
asked the Minister of Power if, in the public interest, he will give a general direction to the National Coal Board to reconsider the policy of selective coal prices in Scotland.
§ Mr. Gourlay
Is the Minister aware of the extreme dissatisfaction in many 31 quarters in Scotland with the high selective coal prices in that area? Will he not reconsider the position and do something worth while for the Scottish economy?
§ Mr. Peyton
This is a matter for the commercial judgment of the National Coal Board, who consulted my right hon. Friend before taking this step. He then approved it and he sees no reason to alter his view now.