HC Deb 05 April 1971 vol 815 cc27-8W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has yet received the views of the Domestic Coal Consumers Council on the approach made to them by the Coal Board for different percentage increases for different types of coal; and whether, in view of the Government's declared policy of reducing prices in general, and costs and services of nationalised industries in particular, he will refuse to grant permission for any price increase in domestic coal.

Sir J. Eden

I will of course take into account all relevant matters when considering the Council's views, which I have not yet received.