§ 35. Mr. Scott-Hopkins
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the total of opencast coal mined in the period January-June, 1972;and what was the price to the National Coal Board.
§ Mr. Tom Boardman
The Weekly Statistical Statement issued by the Department shows that 51 million tons of opencast coal was produced in the first half of 1972. Proceeds and costs are published, on an annual basis only, in the Reports and Accounts of the National Coal Board.