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Pricing Policy

Volume 530: debated on Monday 12 July 1954

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54.

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will give a general direction to the National Coal Board to sell its fuel to private industry at not less than its economic cost of production.

No. The pricing policy of the National Coal Board is designed to take into account the costs of production.

55.

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in view of the dissatisfaction expressed by some of the fuel boards in respect of prices charged by one to the other, he will consider introducing legislation for the appointment of some kind of price tribunal to determine the price levels to operate between the coal, gas and electricity boards.