HC Deb 04 December 1947 vol 445 cc102-3W
83. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many officials of the National Coal Board are in receipt of free coal; how often, and what quantities do they get; and what is the annual salary of the higher paid officials receiving free coal.

Mr. Gaitskell

I regret that this information could not be obtained without a disproportionate amount of labour. It has been the practice in the past for officials at many collieries to receive allowances of free coal, and no official is now getting free coal who did not get it before the vesting date. The National Coal Board have this question under review and have in fact withdrawn the allowances in a number of cases.

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