§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what proportion of total fixed investment in the United Kingdom coal industry has been financed by loans from the European Coal and Steel Community or the European Investment Bank.
§ Mr. John Moore
Over the last five years loans received from the European Coal and Steel Community have represented the followiong proportions of total investment expenditure by the National Coal Board:
per cent. 1967 35 1977 20 1978 37 1979 26 1980 16
The board raised no loans from the European Investment Bank during this period.