HC Deb 16 February 1959 vol 600 c1W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Paymaster-General whether he is satisfied that Great Britain, in the face of the present intensive commercial international competition, can afford to reduce the sale of opencast coal to European countries, in view of the fact that this will both lose income and increase unemployment; and if he will make a statement.

Sir I. Horobin

The National Coal Board aims to increase, not reduce, its sales of coal, whether opencast or deep-mined, to European countries.

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