HC Deb 18 June 1973 vol 858 c2W
27. Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps designed to ensure that the other countries within the EEC will import a large volume of British coal during the next few years.

Mr. Tom Boardman

Our export opportunities will depend on the future competitive position of British coal. The National Coal Board has the full backing of Her Majesty's Government in its efforts to secure new outlets in Community countries.