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Coal Industry (Investment)

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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19.

asked the Secretary of State for. Energy what was the total investment in 1974 prices in the coal industry in each financial year since 1974.

Total investment by the NCB for the financial year 1983–84 expressed in 1974 prices was £236 million. This was 63 per cent. higher in real terms than in 1974–75, despite the overtime ban in the coal industry', which reduced investment in 1983–84.Total investment by the NCB in 1974 prices was as follows:

£ million*
1974–75145
1975–76175
1976–77190
1977–78207
1978–79254
1979–80313
1980–81333
1981–82306
1982–83298
1983–84236
* 1974 prices.