HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 c345W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the present debt incurred by the Coal Charge Account; and the amount of the present levy per ton.

Mr. Shinwell

The debt on the Coal Charges Account for advances made by the Exchequer is £37,150,000. Against this the Account has assets which are expected to yield about £10 million net, which will be available to reduce the debt. The rate of levy is 15s. per ton of coal supply.