HC Deb 19 October 1972 vol 843 cc136-7W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether it is still the policy of the Government to dispose of the brick-making facilities of the National Coal Board; and how many offers have been received for particular works.

Mr. Tom Boardman

It is the Board's policy, with which I concur, to dispose of its brickworks provided offers are made which in its judgment are acceptable. I understand that the Board has received offers for some of its brickworks and it would not be appropriate for me to intervene in what is essentially a commercial matter for it.