HC Deb 05 July 1971 vol 820 c254W
Mr. Swain

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with the new Chairman of the National Coal Board on the rôle coal is to play in the fuel economy during the next 10 years; and if he will publish the results of the discussions.

Mr. John Davies

I have had, and shall continue to have, discussions on this matter with the new Chairman. The future rôle of the coal industry, however, depends on its ability to meet the demands of the market.