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Coal Imports

Volume 975: debated on Friday 7 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list in the Official Report the level of coal imports for each month since 1 January.

I have been asked to reply.The information is as follows:

Thousands tonnes
January 1979159
February 1979203
March 1979141
April 1979281
May 1979337
June 1979194
July 1979371
August 1979468
September 1979384
October 1979616
Source: United Kingdom Overseas Trade Statistics (SITC(Rev 2) Sub-groups 322.1 and.2).
NOTE: The effects of industrial action have led to distortions in the pattern of trade recorded in the first eight months of 1979 and the figures for individual months must be interpreted with particular caution.