HC Deb 25 October 1973 vol 861 c708W
Mr. George Grant

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the present average price of British mined coal.

Mr. Tom Boardman

Price statistics are not available. The National Coal Board's report and accounts for the year ending 31st March 1973 give an average value of £7 a ton for all NCB production. The NCB increased its prices by 7½ per cent. in July 1973 for all but domestic fuels which accounted for some 15 per cent. of consumption last year.