§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has to ensure that, in any decisions taken in respect of electricity generation policy in Scotland, the jobs of Scottish miners are not put in jeopardy.
§ Mr. Eadie
The approval of proposals for the construction of new generating capacity in Scotland is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland, who consults my right hon. Friend on each proposal.
The consultations they will shortly be having with the coal and electricity industries will include the future demand for coal for electricity generation in Scotland.