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Coal Stocks

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total tonnage of coal stocks awaiting distribution at various railheads to industrial users; what proportion of the stocks so held has been delayed by the shortage of suitable railway rolling stock; what is the estimated economic cost of the delays so caused; and if he will make a statement.

I am informed by British Rail that the answer to the first part of the Question is "None". I understand that there have been some delays, but I do not have detailed information about their extent of their cost.