HC Deb 15 December 1958 vol 597 cc144-5W
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 charges. Such charges have always varied according to local costs and may now be further affected by competition between retail traders.