HC Deb 30 July 1976 vol 916 c454W
Mr Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the present estimated cost of the NCB modernisation and development programme; and what is the percentage inflation currently affecting mining plant and equipment.

Mr. Alan Williams

In reply to the second part of the Question, the figure is not available.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy advises that the NCB is currently undertaking a review of Plan for Coal and its cost. It is hoped to publish the results of that review later in the year.

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