HC Deb 29 April 1965 vol 711 c71W
1. Mr. McGuire

asked the President of the Board of Trade what have been the overseas earnings achieved by the sale of British coal during each of the past five years; and what measures are to be taken to help the National Coal Board to increase exports.

Mr. Redhead

Exports of coal at f.o.b. prices (not including coke and briquettes) in each of the past five years were:

1960 18.87
1961 20.16
1962 20.16
1963 34.17
1964 27.17
The comprehensive measures for encouraging exports already announced by the Government are available to the coal industry, and commercial officers overseas keep the Coal Board informed of any new opportunities for sales.