Skip to main content

Coal And Coal Products

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will tabulate, from information available to him, his assessment of the tonnage and value expressed in total and cost per ton per annum at the present time of coal, and coal products imported into and exported from each EEC country and in total, relating this to the latest Commission forecasts for 1985, 1990, and 2000.

The latest forecast from the European Commission is that coal imports to the Community from third countries may rise to between 87 and 157 million tonnes by 1990 and 195 and 335 million tonnes by 2000. It is not likely that substantial quantities of coal will be exported from the Community in the period.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his assessment of the level of coal stocks now held at pit heads, by the Central Electricity Generating Board, and by other parties including stockists, and in total within the United

Million tonnes
Power stationsCoke ovensOtherCollieriesOpencast sites, etc.Total
End of:
June 197516·62·30·35·01·525·7
December 197518·02·30·28·91·731·1
June 197618·72·60·210·01·633·1
December 197619·62·69·29·31·433·1
June 197717·32·30·28·01·429·2
December 197719·12·40·28·21·531·4
June 197819·01·70·29·01·931·8
December 197820·21·60·29·82·634·4
June 197913·21·80·210·02·327·5
December 197916·21·80·27·81·827·8
June 198016·41·80·210·72·731·8
* Excluding those held in merchants' yards and by industrial users (except conversion industries), statistics for which have not been collected since 1973.
† Operated by the Central Electricity Generating Board and the South of Scotland Electricity Board.
‡ Including gas works and patent fuel plants.