§ Mr. Woodall
asked the Secretary of State for Energy in what quantity and at what date the anticipated investment in the construction of coal gasification plants is to be undertaken.
§ Mr. Eadie
There are at present no plans to construct coal gasification plants 485W for use in this country. The development work being carried out by British Gas at Westfield on behalf of American companies is earning dollars and also keeping British Gas abreast of the latest technology in case we ever need to augment our indigenous natural gas supplies in this way.
§ Mr. Alexander Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if the Government anticipate a need beyond 1980 for coal gasification plants or plants to produce synthetic natural gas from other sources.