Stores and Timber (Price Increase).

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 21st November 1939.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Kennedy Mr Thomas Kennedy , Kirkcaldy District of Burghs

asked the Secretary for Mines what proportion of the officially authorised increase in the price of coal to the consumer is due to the increase in the cost of timber, pit-props, repairs, oil and stores, respectively?

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Lloyd Mr Geoffrey Lloyd , Birmingham, Ladywood

The increase on account of stores and timber was 5½d. in respect of England and Scotland and 8½d. in respect of Wales. Nothing was included for increased cost of repairs.