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Coal Production

Volume 436: debated on Wednesday 30 April 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what effect the new coal agreement will have upon German industrial output.

In reaching this agreement the needs of German industry were fully considered. The agreement is designed to secure an equitable distribution of increased production in Germany, and in those European countries dependent on German coal, and it ensures that increases in German coal production will be shared equitably between these internal and external needs.