asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will indicate in each of the past five years the increases in the retail price of both domestic and industrial coal; and whether any further upward revision of either is being contemplated.
I have been asked to reply.The price of coal to both domestic and industrial consumers varies widely, depending on the grade or quality supplied, the quantity delivered, terms of supply and the location of the consumer. The following prices are typical for the industrial market:
|Annual average, £/ton|
|General industrial coal (delivered)||6·70||8·00||8·60||9·00||12·30|
|January of each year, Pence per cwt.|