HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 c12W
12. Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what recent information he has received regarding coal imports into the United Kingdom; and what are the countries of origin.

Mr. Giles Shaw

In the first eight months of 1983 over 95 per cent. of United Kingdom coal requirements were supplied from British mines. Some 3 million tonnes of coal were imported, consisting mainly of types of coal in short supply in Britain and coming mainly from the United States of America and Australia.

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