§ LORD BARNBY
asked Her Majesty's Government:
With regard to the operations of the Coal Board and the announced profit for 1962, whether they will state the tons of coal sold respectively in the last three years and the average price per ton applicable.
§ THE MINISTER OF STATE, BOARD OF TRADE (LORD DERWENT)
I regret that the precise information asked for in the Question is not available, but the saleable tonnage produced by the National Coal Board and the corresponding proceeds per ton were as follows:
The saleable tonnage is equal to the coal sold commercially and other disposals plus the increase (or minus the decrease) in colliery stocks.
1960 1961 1962 Saleable tonnage (million tons) 191.2 188.0 194.8 s. d. s. d. s. d. Average proceeds per ton 85 8 90 6 91 6
House adjourned at seven minutes past seven o'clock.