HC Deb 16 November 1926 vol 199 c1704W

asked the Secretary for Mines if he is aware of the increase in the price of coal; and what steps he proposes to take to protect the British citizen from extortionate costs?

Colonel LANE FOX

Pithead prices have been reduced during the past few days; and consequential reductions are being made in retail prices. In the London district the price of household coal has just been reduced by 3d. per cwt., making the price in Central London 4s. per cwt. I confidently expect that, as supply overtakes demand, further reductions will follow.