HC Deb 15 February 1963 vol 671 c243W
Mr. Charles A. Howell

asked the Minister of Power what amount of laid down stocks of household coal and coke exist in each area; and how long he expects them to last.

Mr. Peyton

Distributed stocks of house coal are estimated to have been 740,000 tons on 2nd February, or about one week's sales. Stocks are proportionately rather higher in the regions outside the main coalfield areas, but precise figures for particular regions are not available. Coke stocks at gas works totalled 1.3 million tons or over four weeks' sales, on 2nd February. There were substantial stocks of "Sunbrite" hard coke available at coke ovens.

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