§ 21. Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how much support the British coal industry received from the European Community in 1979 in the form of grants and loans.
§ Mr. John Moore
In 1979 the National Coal Board received loans from the ECSC amounting to £151 million. It signed research contracts with the ECSC to the value of £6 million. The NCB and the Government jointly received £7.4 million in re-adaption grants to help areas where there are colliery closures.