HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 c274W
Mr. Albert Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what coal stocks were available at the end of June 1973; and if he is satisfied that the amount is adequate to meet extraordinary demand during the coming winter.

Mr. Emery

Total recorded stocks on 30th June 1973 were 35.6 million tons, of which 22.3 million tons were held by consumers. Stocks should be adequate to meet all normal demands which can reasonably be expected during the coming winter.

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