§ Mr. Moonman
asked the Minister of Power if he will ensure that in future there is a gap of less than 12 months between one co-ordinating conference with the chairmen of the nationalised industries and the next such conference; and if he will undertake to hold these meetings more regularly in view of the importance of co-ordination and co-operation in developing the energy policy of the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Mason
I plan to hold several meetings a year of my Co-ordinating Committee with the chairmen. At the Sunningdale meeting all the chairmen welcomed this and agreed that close and more frequent consultation—not just for energy but also on more general issues of common concern to the industries—would be helpful to us all.