HC Deb 17 November 1966 vol 736 cc172-3W
86. Mr. R. W. Elliott

asked the Minister of Power if he is aware of recent increases in the prices of gas coke and hard coke in the North-East of England; and what action he will take in this matter at this time of severe price restraint.

Dr. Bray

Recent increases in the price of coke are due to removal of the discount given in summer to encourage consumers to stock up when demand is lower. Seasonal price changes of this kind are not affected by the standstill on prices.

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