§ 35. Mr. John H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what has been the tonnage and value of coal and cokes70W
latest available week expressed as a percentage of output per manshift in the corresponding week in 1977.
§ 31. Mr. Litterick
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what estimates his Department has made of the likely changes in cost per ton of coal extracted as a result of the current round of national and regional wage bargaining in the coal industry; and what is the likely effect of these changes on the relative cost of energy derived from coal as compared with energy derived from other sources.
§ Mr. John H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what discussions he has had with the Chairman of the National Coal Board and the Commission of the EEC in the context of EEC energy policy about increasing the tonnage and value of the coal exported from Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, following the productivity deals and wages settlements that have now been agreed; and to what extent he anticipates this will be carried by barges on rivers and canals, as against train and ship through ports such as Immingham.