§ Mr. Peter Walker
I last met the Chairman of the CEGB on 5th April. My hon. Friend the Minister for Industry meets him frequently.
§ Mr. Hunt
When my right hon. and hon. Friends next meet the board, will they ask its southern region to desist from its present anti-social policy of sending the coal for its Croydon power station by road through my constituency—at the rate of up to 250 loads a week—rather than by rail, which would cause a minimum of noise and nuisance, and which is where, on environmental grounds, it rightly belongs?
§ Mr. Walker
The reason for the new methods of transport is the change of supplies from one set of coalfields to another, but I understand that talks have taken place and that assurances have been given about the use of a new route, on a trial basis.