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Coal Industry (Grants)

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is the value of total grants made to the coal industry by the Government since 1946–47 at 1987 prices.

Information on grants made to the coal industry can be obtained from the British Coal Corporation's annual report and accounts, copies of which are held in the Library of the House. To convert figures to 1987 prices one should refer to tables 114–117 (general index of retail prices—all items) of Economic Trends annual supplement 1987, a copy of which is also held in the Library.