HC Deb 24 June 1985 vol 81 c619
3. Mr. Wrigglesworth

asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he last met the members of the Trades Union Congress fuel and power industries committee; and what was discussed.

The Minister of State, Department of Energy (Mr. Alick Buchanan)

I met members of the committee on 27 February to discuss oil refining policy.

Mr. Wrigglesworth

In view of the enormous importance of the energy sector to the whole of British industry and to domestic users, will the right hon. Gentleman and his colleagues discuss with the TUC the contribution which the different sectors of the energy industry can make towards reducing costs and improving efficiency, thereby helping the competitiveness of British industry?

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

The TUC committee requested a discussion on the refining industry. We had a very good meeting on that subject. Energy as a whole is extremely important, not only to British industry, but to the economy.

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