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National Coal Board

Volume 82: debated on Wednesday 10 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will indicate the total level of Government financial support under all headings to the National Coal Board in (a) the last five years and (b) the last 10 years.

Total Government financial support during the last five years and 10 years in payments of deficit, operating and social grants to the National Coal Board, and payments under the RMP scheme to redundant mineworkers were as follows:

£ million
1975–76 to 1984–856,157
1980–81 to 1984–855,450