HC Deb 21 May 1968 vol 765 cc49-50W
36. Sir G. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Power what consultations he has had with the National Coal Board concerning price increases of 20s. per ton on domestic and industrial coke from 1st October next, 15s. per ton for Phurnacite ovoids and 10s. on screened nuts; whether the National Board for Prices and Incomes has authorised each and every such increase; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Gunter

The Board notified their proposals to me under the early warning arrangements. After detailed discussions with the Board, the Government concluded that the increases were justified against the criteria. The proposals were also examined by the Industrial and Domestic Coal Consumers' Councils. They were not referred to the National Board for Prices and Incomes.