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Coal Imports

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 15 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if, pursuant to his answer of 2 December, Official Report, column 576, he will list the countries of origin of the coal imported through Sunderland and the destination of the coal.

The countries of consignment of coal imported through Sunderland in each year since 1979 are shown in the following table. The country of consignment is the place from which the coal was dispatched to the United Kingdom and is not necessarily the country in which it was originally mined. I regret that information on the breakdown of coal imports through Sunderland by country of origin or the final destination of these imports is not available.

House of Commons
OralOral/WrittenWritten
1979–802581303 (112)1,926 (354)
1980–811741257 (66)1,012 (196)
1981–821971348 (89)1,113 (180)
1982–831621262 (71)843 (217)
1983–842511477 (93)1,562 (537)
1984–851621564 (119)1,286 (468)
1985–86143 (66)629 (74)1,248 (315)
1986–8762 (30)315 (37)660 (107)
1987–8833 (19)126 (45)480 (127)
House of Lords
FCO OralFCO Written2ODA
1979–803
1980–813
1981–823
1982–833
1983–848314634

FCO Oral

FCO Written

2

ODA

1984–857210123
1985–867911325
1986–8738656
1987–8815437

1 Figures for ODA parliamentary questions prior to the Session 1985–86 are not readily available in the form requested and have been compiled from such records that exist. They include all oral parliamentary questions and those which subsequently received a written reply.

2 Includes both oral and written answers.

3 Figures are not available.