HC Deb 31 July 1974 vol 878 cc354-5W
Mr. Ridsdale

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what has been the cost of coal to the Central Electricity Generating Board for the generation of electricity for the last four years, respectively, taken to the end of June 1974.

Mr. Varley

According to the "CEGB Statistical Yearbook 1973–74" the figures for the last four financial years are as follows:

£ million
1970–71 367.6
1971–72 388.2
1972–73 411.7
1973–74 427.2