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Coal And Oil Prices (Increase)

Volume 526: debated on Wednesday 14 April 1954

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the increases in the index prices of coal and oil, respectively, between 1st January, 1946, and today.

Since the beginning of 1946, the pithead price of coal for inland disposal has increased by about 53 per cent, and the delivered price of heavy fuel oil by about 32 per cent.