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National Coal Board (Interest Payments)

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the total cost per employee of interest payments by the National Coal Board.

In 1978–79 interest payments by the National Coal Board and its subsidiaries amounted to £152·4 million and the average number of employees was 300,000. This gives a figure of £508 paid by the NCB per employee.