§ Mr. Loveridge
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the amount of subsidy to each of the nationalised energy-producing industries in each of the past 10 years, including amounts of capital written off.
§ Mr. Tom Boardman
Amongst the energy producing industries, the National Coal Board has been the principal recipient of assistance, as follows:
industry in 1970–71 to 1971–72 to increase coke stocks, and up to £20 million has been allowed in the 1972 Revised Estimates to help the CEGB with the costs of rebuilding coal stocks after the miners' strike.