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Coal Stocks

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his latest estimate of coal stocks.

The latest provisional figures available for coal stocks in Great Britain are for 29th April 1978, and are as follows:

Million tonnes
Undistributed stock10·9
Distributed stock (a)19·4
Total stock (a)30·3
(a) Excluding distributed stocks held in merchants' yards, etc., mainly for the domestic market, and stocks held by the industrial sector.