HC Deb 27 November 1972 vol 847 c7W
44. Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the prospects for coal exports to the European Economic Community following accession to the Community on 1st January, 1973; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Emery

This is a matter for the National Coal Board, but I am sure it will take advantage of every opportunity to increase exports after accession to the Community.