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National Coal Board (Cokingcoal Subsidy)

Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether, in order to assist industry, particularly the mining industry, the steel industry and the motor manufacturing industry, he will consider increasing the subsidy to the National Coal Board on coking coal.

The level of coking coal subsidy will be one aspect of the Government's consideration of the overall level of future grant support for the National Coal Board.