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Anthracite Prices

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware of the anxiety caused to householders and industry by the recent increases in the price of anthracite; what further increases are contemplated during the next three months; and if he will explain briefly the reasons for these increases.

The reasons for the increase in anthracite prices were given in a statement issued on 25th March by the National Coal Board, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member. No further increases in the prices of these fuels are contemplated during the next three months.