HC Deb 20 May 1957 vol 570 c57W
3. Mr. A. Roberts

asked the Paymaster-General to what extent he estimates that the export tonnage of small coal will be increased when the new overseas contracts are made.

Mr. Maudling:

Any continued improvement in supplies of small coal will be taken into account when the National Coal Board concludes its new overseas contracts later in the year, but it is too early to estimate what the level of exports will be.

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