§ 25. Mr. N. Macpherson
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how much coal has been imported from the United States of America in the last 12 months; who were the buyers and sellers, respectively, in the transactions; the average landed cost per ton; and how much has had to be carried in United States ships under the terms of the agreements.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
About 900,000 tons, at an average landed cost of about £6 2s. 0d. per ton, bought by the National Coal Board through commercial channels. About 72,000 tons were carried in United States ships in accordance with an Agreement with the United States Government.