Coal: Prices

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has commissioned research on the retail price differential between house coal and smokeless briquettes; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In January, we launched a Call for Evidence on the domestic burning of house coal, smokeless coal, manufactured solid fuel and wet wood. Responses from the Call for Evidence included data on the price differential between house coal and smokeless briquettes and have been used to inform our analysis.

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