§ 30. Mr. Kelley
asked the Minister of Power what part of the capital advanced to the National Coal Board since nationalisation has been repaid; and what is the total amount of interest received from that source by Her Majesty's Government during the same period.
§ 31. Mr. Stones
asked the Minister of Power what has been the total amount 193W paid by way of interest by the National Coal Board since nationalisation; and what portion of this has been paid to Her Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Peyton
Between 1st January, 1947, and 31st March, 1963, the National Coal Board repaid £45 million out of £388 million vesting liabilities, and £184 million out of £786 million advanced under Section 26 of the Coal Industry Nationalisation Act, 1946. In the same period the Board paid £149 million interest on vesting liabilities and £169 million interest on advances. All these repayments of capital and payments of interest were made to the Exchequer. The Board also reimbursed the Exchequer £63 million in respect of interim income paid to former colliery owners.