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Coking Coal (West Germany)

Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what amount of subsidy per ton is received by the West German mining industry on coking coal.

The West German mining industry is estimated to receive on all coal produced in 1978 an average of £3·35/tonne of aid under various heads. In addition, 864 million DM—approximately £233 million—coking coal production aid was to be paid in respect of the first three quarters of the year. I have no information on what tonnage this covers.