HC Deb 21 January 1965 vol 705 c125W
Mr. Rowland

asked the Minister of Power what reduction in the output of the National Coal Board below 200 million tons of coal a year he intends to require.

Mr. Frederick Lee

There is no question of my requiring an arbitrary reduction in coal output which will over the years have to be related to the demand for coal. The objective of a coal market of about 200 million tons will be sympathetically considered in the formulation of our long-term national fuel policy which will have regard to all relevant considerations.

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