HC Deb 12 February 1973 vol 850 c224W
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.

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