HC Deb 07 December 1953 vol 521 c186W
43. Mr. J. B. Hynd

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what factors make up the difference between the pithead and retail price of domestic coal.

Mr. Joynson-Hicks

The difference is made up of transport costs from pithead to the retail merchant's depot and the margin allowed to the merchant to include the expense of delivery to the consumer.