HC Deb 15 March 1976 vol 907 cc401-2W
Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list the number of countries exporting coal to the United Kingdom together with latest prices.

Mr. Shore

Following are average values per metric ton in 1975 derived from the import statistics under SITC(R) heading 321.4:

£per metric ton cif
Federal Republic of Germany 41.00
Soviet Union 37.36
Belgium and Luxembourg 37.25
Republic of Vietnam 37.25
North Vietnam 35.89
South Africa 33.15
Netherlands 30.09
U.S.A.. 25.67
Poland 23.79
Irish Republic 19.52
Australia 17.41
Canada 14.49

Note: Average values are not true prices. The figures are affected by differences in the kinds of coal imported.

Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what amounts of coal are imported into the EEC countries from third countries; and if he will indicate the tonnages and countries in the Official Report.

Mr. Dcakins

Following is the information covering bodies, engines and other parts for motor vehicles:

Mr. Shore

I will reply to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.