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European Community Grants

Volume 892: debated on Friday 16 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what grants from EEC sources to the mining industry would be at risk by United Kingdom withdrawal from the Community.

The National Coal Board may claim grants from ECSC funds for coal research and for assistance to mine workers affected by colliery closures. To date the board has received grants totalling £5·45 million for research and £10·44 million for readaptation assistance. The board has also received some £50 million in loans at favourable rates of interest towards a number of its development projects.