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Coking Coal Subsidy

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the amount per tonne of coking coal subsidy in each of the past five years and the figure for the current year.

Coking coal subsidy was £0·87 per tonne in 1974–75 and £1·43 per tonne in 1978–79. No subsidy was paid in the intervening years and none has so far been agreed for 1979–80.