The main activities outside coal production comprise carbonisation, fuel processing, brickworks, workshops and housing. These and certain other non-colliery assets stood in the Board's 1963–64 Accounts at about £150 million.
I imagine that the Coal Board's large brick production is profitable. [Interruption.] Hon. Members opposite do not have a monopoly in dropping bricks. The Board is seeking to diversify activities a great deal more and we will do what we can to assist it there.
Does the right hon. Gentleman really say that he does not know how much of an investment of £150 million is or is not profitable? Is not that an extraordinary admission for him to make?
Not in the very least. I was saying that practically all of it was profitable, and I was trying to tell my hon. Friend which parts of it were even more profitable than others.