HC Deb 11 February 1980 vol 978 c425W
38. Mr. Hastings

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what acreage of farmland in the United Kingdom has been purchased by the Coal Board during the last six months; what price was paid; and what is the purpoe of these purchases.

Mr. John Moore

These questions do not fall within the competence of my Department but are for the National Coal Board. I have asked the chairman to write to my hon. Friend.