HC Deb 11 July 1955 vol 543 c131W
21. Mr. Grimond

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is satisfied the new increase in the price of domestic coal will enable the National Coal Board to operate at a profit; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Recent statements by the National Coal Board indicate that it expects to lose about £15 million this year and considers it unlikely that the whole of that will be made good in 1956.