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Coal Output

Volume 893: debated on Monday 16 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what was the increase in the coal industry over the latest 10-year period, of output (a) per head of total employees and (b) per head of underground workers, in both percentage and volume terms.

Output per man year at NCB deep mines was:

All colliery workersUnderground workers
Years ended March—
Percentage change+25+26

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has made at the consultative committee in Luxembourg on coal production; and what results he has achieved in conjunction with other coal producers and the European Commission.

None. The Consultative Committee is made up of representatives of coal and iron and steel producers, consumer organisations and trade unions, and Governments are not represented on it.