§ 40. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Minister of Power if he will make a statement on the progress made in modifying the contents of the White Paper on Fuel Policy following devaluation; and whether such modifications will result in slowing down of the rate of pit closures.
§ Mr. Hamilton
Is it not the case that my right hon. Friend's two predecessors said that there would be no appreciable difference in the content of the White Paper as a consequence of devaluation? Does he himself accept that position? If he does not, will he produce another White Paper, and make sure that it is debated on the Floor of the House?
§ Mr. Lubbock
Would not one of the effects of devaluation be to alter the order of merit of existing plants of the C.E.G.B. system, and will he say how much coal he expects to be burned in C.E.G.B. stations in 1968–69 as a result of the change?