HC Deb 14 May 1956 vol 552 c156W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Secretary to the Treasury up to what amount the Government are prepared to finance the National Coal Board out of public funds in the next two years.

Mr. H. Brooke

Issues from the Consolidated Fund to the Minister of Fuel and Power for advances to the National Coal Board are estimated at £70 million for 1956–57. On present expectations the corresponding amount for 1957–58 is likely to be of about the same magnitude.