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National Coal Board (Finance)

Volume 901: debated on Thursday 20 March 1975

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Mr. Secretary Benn, supported by Mr. Secretary Foot, Mr. Secretary Varley, Mr. Secretary Ross, Mr. Secretary John Morris, Mr. Joel Barnett, Mr. Albert Booth, and Mr. Alexander Eadie, presented a Bill to increase the limit of the borrowing powers of the National Coal Board; to provide for reimbursing to the Board out of public money certain expenditure of theirs in respect of the mineworkers' pension scheme; and to extend the purposes for which grants may be made, under section 7 of the Coal Industry Act 1973, towards the cost of stock-piling coal and coke: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time tomorrow and to be printed. [Bill 4.]