§ Mr. Hardy
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if the Coal Industry Advisory Board has met since it was established in April 1980; on how many occasions it has met; who are the representatives of the United Kingdom; and what recommendations have so far been made in regard to the production and use of coal.
§ Mr. John Moore
The Coal Industry Advisory Board has met on two occasions. The United Kingdom members are Sir David Ezra and Sir Derek Steel. The first report of the board recommended that Governments and industry should take action to accelerate the expansion of coal production, trade and use. A copy of the report, published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in December 1980, is available in the Library of the House.