§ Mr. Dormand
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the Government subsidy per ton of coal produced in each of the EEC countries, including the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. John Moore
The European Commission has produced provisional estimates of Government subsidies for coal production in 1980 as follows:
£ per tonne Federal Republic of Germany 7.3 France 15.6 United Kingdom 1.4 Belgium 28.9
These figures do not include social assistance. They were prepared in mid-1980 and will be revised by the Commission when details of actual aids provided in 1980 become available in due course.