HC Deb 10 March 1958 vol 584 c15W
71. Mr. Nabarro

asked the Paymaster-General, in view of the recent changes in prices of industrial coal, what changes in price he proposes to sanction in respect of domestic coal; and, having regard to the fact that United States coal imports are to cease this year, when arrivals will actually terminate in United Kingdom ports, thus relieving the balance of payments of this financial burden.

Sir I. Horobin

The National Coal Board has made no proposals to change the price of domestic coal. I understand that apart from a small quantity awaiting re-shipment at Rotterdam, all American coal imports have now arrived.