HC Deb 05 December 1972 vol 847 cc406-8W
Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the cash total of exports achieved by the National Coal Board from 1962 to 1971, inclusive, and for 1972 to date.

Mr. Emery

The NCB achieves exports in a number of ways and accounts for the bulk of our exports of solid fuels. Table 112 of the Department's Digest of Energy Statistics for 1972 shows that solid-fuel exports from 1962 to 1971 had a f.o.b. value of £292.5 million. Table VI of the United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics shows that solid fuel exports from the ten months ended October, 1972 had a f.o.b. value of £13 million.