§ Mr. Allen McKay
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what was the subsidy on coking coal for each year comparing one with another for the years 1970 to 1978; and what was the subsidy on coking coal for the same period in East Germany and Poland.
§ Mr. Eadie
Grants in respect of coking coal were paid only in the financial years ending March 1974, 1975 and 1976 when the annual totals were £15.0 million, £2.1 million and £7.6 million respectively. For 1978–79 they will be £3.6 million. We have no information on coal subsidies in East Germany and Poland.