HC Deb 28 March 1955 vol 539 c2W
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.