HC Deb 02 November 1973 vol 863 c37W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the progress of his discussions with the National Coal Board about future plans for further development of the coal industry, following his statment to the House on 24th October.

Mr. Peter Walker

My discussions with the board are in considerable depth and much too important to be superficially rushed. I will make a statement at the conclusion of the discussions.

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