HC Deb 21 February 1978 vol 944 cc603-4W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Energy in the light of the assumption in Command Paper No. 7101, paragraph 6.10 and Annex 1, paragraph 20, that the domestic market for coal and smokeless fuels will continue to decline, if it is the Government's policy to write off the marketing of coal for domestic use by the year 2000.

Mr. Eadie

No. The paragraph quoted also says that solid fuel remains important in some parts of the domestic fuel market and that there are advantages in keeping open the options for supplying this market.