HC Deb 02 July 1968 vol 767 c1293
31. Mr. Rose

asked the Minister of Power what will be the additional transport costs of the alternative arrangements for supplying coal to Stuart Street power station, Bradford Gas Works and Richard Johnson and Nephew which at present receive direct supplies by conveyor belt following the closure of Bradford Colliery.

Mr. Freeson

As the question of alternative supplies of coal is a matter for the N.C.B. in consultation with its customers, I have asked the Chairman of the Board to write to my hon. Friend.

Mr. Rose

Can my hon. Friend say whether these factors were considered before the closure was announced by the N.C.B.?

Mr. Freeson

Yes, I can confirm that these are among the many factors taken into account when a decision is taken.