§ Mr. McMahon
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in view of the recent announcement that the United Kingdom has a surplus of coal, what outstanding agreements exist with foreign countries for the importation of coal to Scotland; what are the countries and the balances to date; and what proportion of this coal is to be used for the production of electricity in Scotland.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The Scottish electricity boards have no outstanding contracts for the import of coal. Information is not available centrally about agreements relating to the importation of coal to Scotland for purposes other than electricity generation.