HC Deb 15 March 1976 vol 907 cc390-1W
Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what steps he is taking to limit coal imports.

Mr. Eadie

We are discussing future coal imports with the coal and electricity industries in the context of the joint consultations my right hon. Friend established between them. The CEGB recently decided not to take up options to import 1½ million tons of coal in 1976–77.