§ 25 and 26. Mr. Langford-Holt
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power (1) the percentage increase in cost of imports of coal, coke and briquettes for 1954, compared with the imports for the same period in 1953;93W
(2) the percentage increase in cost of the imports of coal, coke and briquettes for the first six months of 1954, over the first six months of 1953.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
A percentage comparison would be misleading because there were practically no imports in the first half of 1953. Landed values for the first six months and nine months of 1954 were £2.6 million and £8.8 million respectively, compared with £38,000 and £1.8 million in 1953.