HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 c258W
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.

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