§ 18. Mr. Newens
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will now introduce legislation to take back into public ownership assets hived off from the National Coal Board and sold to private enterprise.
§ 28. Mr. Kelley
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give a general direction to the National Coal Board to report to him all cases in which refunds have been made to it as a result of commercial transactions with outside bodies; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Varley
No. I understand from the NCB that such refunds are common practice and that its receipts from this source over the last five years exceed £10 million.
§ 32. Mr. Tebbit
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give a general direction to the NCB to limit the delivering of its mail order advertising to premises which are suitable for the use of solid fuel appliances.