HC Deb 10 February 1958 vol 582 c7W
Sir S. Summers

asked the Paymaster-General what would be the resultant annual saving to the finances of the National Coal Board if production of the most expensive 10 million tons of annual output were stopped; and what type of coal would be affected.

Sir I. Horobin

The latest figures available are for 1956 when the National Coal Board estimate that the saving would have been about £14 million, representing some 2 million tons of anthracite, 4 million tons of carbonisation coals and 4 million tons of general-purpose coals. In that year however home production could not have been so substantially reduced without resort to more costly imports.

Back to