HC Deb 01 June 1981 vol 5 cc278-9W
Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the latest estimate of coal imports; and if he will list in the Official Report the countries importing coal and the prices of imported coal per country.

Mr. John Moore

The latest estimates of coal imports into the United Kingdom are as follows:

servicing and installation work on gas appliances will be maintained in the event of British Gas having no role in such work if it lost its retailing activity;

(2) if he will make a statement on the involvement of British Gas in retailing activity; and if he will state what its future role should be;

(3) how many jobs he envisages would be lost in the event of British Gas being divested of its entire retailing activity.

Mr. Norman Lamont

I shall reply to the right hon. Member as soon as possible.