§ 36. Mr. Fernyhough
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if, in view of the fact that the United Kingdom imports considerable quantities of agricultural products from the EEC, the price of some of which is far above world prices, he will enter discussions with member States with a view to their importing more coal from the United Kingdom and to reducing the imbalance of trade with EEC countries and at the same time improving morale in the British mining industry.
§ Mr. Fernyhough
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many tons of coal were imported by the other eight members of the EEC from the time that the
INLAND CONSUMPTION OF COAL, NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY AND PETROLEUM (million tonnes of coal or coal equivalent) Coal* Nuclear Electricity Petroleum† January to September 1977 … … … 91.8 10.9 99.0 January to September 1978 … … … 87.3 10.1 102.2 Percentage change … … … -4.9 -7.0 +3.2 *Colliery disposals to final users plus consumption by other fuel producers. †Refinery throughput of crude oil, plus net foreign trade and stock change in petroleum products, ess deliveries of non-energy products.