HC Deb 10 February 1958 vol 582 cc7-8W
Mr. A. Roberts

asked the Paymaster-General if he will give a general direction to the National Coal Board, or himself take steps, to appoint a committee of inquiry to examine the whole question of grading and pricing of coal.

Sir I. Horobin

No. The National Coal Board customarily consults my noble Friend before making general price changes. In addition it discusses its proposals with consumers' organisations, including the Industrial and Domestic Coal Consumers' Councils. On the grading of house coals it has the advice of the distributive trade.