HC Deb 24 March 1958 vol 585 c5W
33. Mr. Osborne

asked the Paymaster-General in view of the fact that coal stocks are now around 24 million tons and that disused quarries are being used to store coal, if he will give a general direction to the National Coal Board that coal shuld be sold at a price reduced by the estimated amount of the cost of storage in order to encourage greater domestic sales.

Sir I. Horabin

No. The increase in stocks has been almost entirely in coal of sizes too small for domestic use.