HC Deb 17 June 1963 vol 679 cc30-1
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.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Power (Mr. John Peyton)

No, Sir.

Mr. Gourlay

Is the Minister aware of the extreme dissatisfaction in many 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.

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