§ Mr. Benn
As I told my hon. Friend the Member for Normanton (Mr. Roberts) on 16th February—[Vol. 905, c. 474–5]— I intend to work towards developing an integrated energy policy in consultation with the management, unions and consumers in the fuel industries and through public discussion. The coal-electricity consultations on 20th February, which were widely reported at the time, were an important step in this process. I also intend to follow this initiative with an Energy Forum involving those directly concerned in all the fuel industries, probably in the summer.