HC Deb 27 October 1980 vol 991 c89W
Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are the volumes of coal stocks held by the National Coal Board and by the Central Electricity Board; and how this compares with the position 12 months ago.

Mr. John Moore:

Information on coal stocks is contained in my Department's monthly statistical bulletin Energy Trends, copies of which are available in the Library of the House. For convenience, the latest figures are given below:

Coal stocks in Great Britain (m tonnes)
11 October 1980
National Coal Board 15.1
Power stations 19.2
13 October 1979
National Coal Board 10.5
Power stations 16.6