HC Deb 29 June 1983 vol 44 c74W
29. Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proposals he has for the increased use of coal in industry.

Mr. Trippier

It is for companies to decide which fuel they wish to use, but financial assistance continues to be available to those considering conversion to coal firing. The closing date for applications for grant under the coal firing scheme is 31 December 1983, although the scheme could close earlier if the £50 million total grant is fully committed before that date.