§ Mr. Bessell
asked the Minister of Power, in view of the fact that the price of coal is higher in the South-West of England than in other areas of the United Kingdom, what recent discussions he has had with the National Coal Board on the need for selective price reductions in this region, which includes many development areas; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Morris
None. The cost of transporting coal long distances forms a large part of the final selling price which must reflect all relevant costs of supply.