HC Deb 23 April 1964 vol 693 c1487
10. Mr. Milne

asked the Minister of Power what is the current cost of coal shipments to power stations in Great Britain and what are the relative costs per ton between shipments made by Central Electricity Generating Board colliers and other ships.

Mr. Erroll

I am not prepared to answer questions about the confidential day-to-day business of the boards for which I am responsible.

Mr. Milne

Is the Minister aware that the Generating Board is operating very efficiently and effectively in this field? Will he do nothing in future to curtail this trade and will he undertake additionally to look at the question of its expansion?

Mr. Erroll

The future operations of the Board in this field are, of course, a matter for its commercial judgment.