§ 74. Mr. Hamilton
asked the Paymaster-General what proportion of the cost of domestic coal delivered in the London area is accounted for by distribution charges; and by how much this proportion has increased in the last twelve months.
§ Sir I. Horobin
Retail coal prices were freed from statutory control on 14th July, 1958, and my noble Friend has no detailed information on current distribution 145W charges. Such charges have always varied according to local costs and may now be further affected by competition between retail traders.