§ Mr. Marsh
I am advised by the National Coal Board that since the Report of the National Board for Prices and Incomes the number of coal concentration points for rail-borne fuel has increased overall by 55.
The breakdown is as follows:
N.C.B. Sales Regions Concentrations Scottish +19 Northern +8 Yorkshire +9 North Western +11 North Midlands +4 Midlands -8 South Wales and West of England -1 London and Southern +13
In the Midlands an increased number of merchants is drawing supplies direct from collieries and in South Wales three small depots have been replaced by two larger ones.