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Coking Coal

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the position relating to current coking coal supplies to the British Steel Corporation; and what estimate he has for future prospects for coking coal supply and demand.

Current coking coal supplies to the British Steel Corporation are more than adequate. The National Coal Board sees no difficulty in meeting at least the greater part of the corporation's demand, though the corporation will need to import certain qualities not available in the United Kingdom.