HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 cc8-9W
Mr. Mason

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the speech by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to City stockbrokers on 1 November concerning further proposals for privatisation within the National Coal Board represents the policy of Her Majesty's Government; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moore

The full text of my speech has been placed in the Library. I hope that the right hon. Gentleman will read it. The position with the National Coal Board remains as stated by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy on 4 July.—[Vol. 45, c. 4.]