77. Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Minister of Power what recent information he has regarding the price paid for coking coal by industrialists in Scotland compared with England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Marsh
I have no information more recent than that quoted by the hon. Member in the Iron and Steel Bill Committee stage on 1st December, 1966. It is the Government's policy that the prices of coal should reflect the costs of production and supply.