§ 36. Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he next expects to discuss with the Council of Ministers issues affecting the Scottish coalfield.
§ Dr. J. Dickson Mabon
The Energy Council on 19th October was mainly devoted to discussing general issues but I hope we shall turn to more specific problems at future meetings. Naturally these issues have relevance to our energy industries, and I can assure my hon. Friend that in the discussions my right hon. Friend always has the special circumstances of the Scottish and other coalfields in the United Kingdom well in mind.