HC Deb 03 March 1958 vol 583 cc100-1W
80. Mr. Mason

asked the Paymaster-General how many uneconomic mines are still being worked by the National Coal Board; and in what areas of the Board.

Sir I. Horobin

The Board is at all times operating some pits at a profit and others at a loss. Pits frequently move from one category to the other and no useful conclusion can be drawn from the numbers of pits working at a particular level of loss at any given time. The colliery profit and loss accounts of the Board's areas are published with the Board's Annual Report and Accounts.

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