§ 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.